Heroin of Rs-25-crore international price and weighing 5 kg was seized on Sunday at the border near Ferozepur. From three people under arrest in this connection, the Border Security Force (BSF) and police claim to have also seized four Pakistani subscriber's identity module (SIM) cards in a joint operation.
Daler Singh and Ranjit Singh of Mehnidipur village in the Khemkaran sector of Amritsar, and Bikram Singh of Arif Kee in Ferozepur are the suspects, against whom the police have registered a case.
Rajesh Gupta, deputy inspector general in the BSF, Ferozepur, and senior superintendent of police Hardiyal Singh Mann, briefed the media about the opearation. "A secret input led us to lay a trap near the Kasso Kee border outpost in the Hussainiwala jurisdiction last night," said DIG Gupta.
"Past midnight, the BSF noticed some movement across the border fence at pillar 183/11-12," said Gupta. "When we challenged the group, it opened fire on the BSF, which led to a shootout." "In the meantime," said Mann, "we caught three suspected intruders in our trap, and seized the drug and Pakistani SIM cards from them."