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14 kg heroin worth Rs.70 crore seized by BSF in Punjab sector

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

Chandigarh: According to a Border Security Force’s (BSF) spokesman, BSF troops seized 14 kg heroin along the India-Pakistan border in the Ferozepur sector, Punjab, on Sunday.

The heroin which is worth approximately Rs.70 crore in the international market, was found near the border outpost KK Barrier in Ferozepur sector, over 300 km from here. It was concealed in four packets.

There was a tip-off about heroin smuggling from Pakistan side, after which this contraband was immediately seized.

A BSF spokesman revealed, “BSF troops observed suspicious movement of Pakistani smugglers on the other side of the border security fence near the International Border. As the smugglers inserted a pipe through the border fence to drop the packets on this side of the border, BSF troops asked them to stop. However, the smugglers continued with their aggressive posture. Sensing danger to their lives and to check further misadventure of the smugglers, the BSF troopers opened fire in self-defence. However, the smugglers managed to escape under the cover of darkness and high growth of paddy crop.”

Later, the BSF troops seized the 14 packets along with a 12-feet PVC pipe from the spot after a thorough search.

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So far in this year, the BSF has seized over 164 kg heroin in Punjab, including the latest seizure. At least 75 kg of this was seized from Ferozepur sector solely.

In 2014, the seizure of heroin in the Punjab sector amounted to 361 kg, the highest for any year.

(With inputs from IANS)

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Punjab Bans Online Delivery of Food without Hygiene Rating

Punjab to ban online food without hygiene rating

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Delivery man Ujjwal Singhal working with the food delivery app Swiggy carries an order to a customer in New Delhi, India, Feb. 6, 2019. (Representational image). VOA

Punjab is going to ban online delivery of food without hygiene rating, Health Minister Brahm Mohindra announced on Thursday.

The decision was taken under the ‘Tandarust Punjab Mission’.

Mohindra has issued directions to all online food order and supply companies to display the hygiene rating of the food business operators registered with them.

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Delivery men working with the food delivery apps Uber Eats and Swiggy wait to pick up an order outside a restaurant in Mumbai, India, Feb. 6, 2019. VOA

Giving three months for compliance, the Minister said after the deadline no online food order will be delivered in the state without the hygiene rating.

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Commissioner Food and Drug Administration K.S. Pannu said the online food companies take orders from consumers and deliver it after procuring the hygiene rating from the Food Business Operators associated with them. (IANS)