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13kg heroin recovered from two places along border

The Border Security Force (BSF) has recovered 13kg of heroin from two places along the Indo-Pak border in the last 24 hours.

punjab Updated: Feb 19, 2017 12:15 IST
HT Correspondent
Heroin

BSF officials and officials of Narcotics Control Bureau showing the packets of heroin seized from Amritsar sector, on Saturday.(Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)

The Border Security Force (BSF) has recovered 13kg of heroin from two places along the Indo-Pak border in the last 24 hours.

Seven packets of heroin weighing 1kg each were seized from an area falling under the Rear Kakkar border outpost in Amritsar sector and another 6kg from Gorkha Ghati-2 border outpost in Ferozepur sector. The recovery in Amritsar sector was made in a joint operation with the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).

BSF deputy inspector general, Amritsar sector, JS Oberoi, said, “Based on a specific input on Friday, a search operation was carried out by BSF and a team of NCB officials in an area under the Rear Kakkar border outpost. At about 6.20pm, the search party found 7kg heroin wrapped in yellow plastic insulation tape.”

Seizures by BSF in 2017
  • Heroin: 31kg
  • Opium: 965gm
  • Weapons: 5
  • Magazines: 5
  • Ammunition: 43 rounds
  • People apprehended for crossing border: 8

The DIG said operational guidelines have been issued to all the sectors in the Punjab Frontier for stepping up the vigil.

Eapen V, BSF’s deputy inspector general of Ferozepur sector said based on inputs regarding suspicious movement near the International Border, a special search operation was carried out on Saturday morning in an area falling under the Ghorkha Ghatti-2 border outpost. Troops recovered 6 packets (1kg each) of heroin.