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.
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)