Suspected to be Heroin
Jalandhar, October 8, 2012: Border Security Force (BSF) personnel have successfully seized two packets of narcotics suspected to be heroin on Punjab border on October 7 in the General area of BOP Khalra of Ferozepur Sector.
Keeping in view the vulnerability of Border from smuggling point of view, Aditya Mishra, Inspector General, BSF, has issued operational guidelines to further strengthen border domination so as to effectively check the menace of narcotics smuggling on Punjab border with Pakistan.
Consequently BSF Field Units are maintaining enhanced vigil on border.
The troops were on high alert as inputs were received regarding attempt of smuggling from the area of Border Out Post (BOP) Khalra.
On intervening night October 6 and 7 troops observed some suspicious movement ahead of B S fence near IB (own side) in the alignment (BP No. 129/33-34).
Subsequently, on October 7, in the wee hours a special search was carried out. During search two packets of narcotics suspected to be heroin wrapped in yellow adhesive tape hidden in standing paddy crops were recovered.
The enhanced vigil of BSF troops has once again thwarted the attempt of smugglers/ anti-national enemies (ANEs) to smuggle narcotics into India.
As per the available information, during this year so far, in its drive against heightened activities of smugglers, BSF has made excellent seizures and apprehensions on Punjab border with Pakistan, as under:
Heroin : 230.712 Kgs (including this seizure of 2 pkts of heroin)
Opium : 500 gms
Poppy Husk: 5.5 Kgs
FICN : Rs. 46, 21,000
Weapons : 19
Magazines : 28
Ammunition : 137 Rds
Pak Smugglers interdicted : 8
Pak intruder interdicted : 3
Indian smuggler interdicted : 1
Indian smugglers apprehended : 14
Pak Nationals apprehended : 27
Bangladeshi Nationals apprehended : 11
Indian Nationals apprehended : 11