BSF seizes 6-kg heroin worth Rs 30 cr near Indo-Pak border

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Amritsar
  • Updated: Oct 12, 2015 23:03 IST
BSF DIG MF Farooqui (centre) along with BSF jawans displaying the heroin seized near the Indo-Pak border. (Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)

The Border Security Force (BSF) seized six kilogramme of heroin valued at Rs 30 crore in the international market near Border Outpost (BOP), Udhar Dhariwal in the Amritsar sector on Monday night.

Giving details, BSF DIG (Amritsar sector) MF Farooqui said jawans of the border guarding force at Udhar Dhariwal BOP swung into action when they noticed a group of three-four persons approaching the barbed wire fence from the Pakistan side after crossing the international border. “When the intruders neared the fence they started throwing the contraband they were carrying over the fence,” he added.

According to the DIG, the jawans immediately challenged the intruders and opened fire. The intruders, however, fled back into the Pakistan territory. Later on search of the area, the jawans recovered three packets, each weighing two kilogramme, containing heroin.

The DIG said the jawans all along the border have been on high alert following instructions from BSF IG (Punjab Frontier) Anil Paliwal . With the latest recovery, the BSF has so far seized 218.94 kg heroin from along the Punjab frontier during this year.

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