BSF recovers nearly 13Kg heroin on Indo-Pak border in Amritsar
Source :NewsBharati   Date :26-Dec-2017

Amritsar, December 26: Pakistan sends terrorists in Kashmir to spread terrorism while in Punjab it sends drugs so that the youth exploit their future and life. Notably, on Monday, the Border Security Force (BSF) recovered 13.26kg heroin from the border outposts (BOPs) of Daoke and Bharopal on the India-Pakistan border in Amritsar district, Punjab.

 

The BSF recovered 13 packets of contraband from the border outposts (BOPs) of Daoke and Bharopal on the India-Pakistan border in Amritsar district. BSF deputy inspector general (DIG) JS Oberoi while addressing the media said that taking the advantage of dense fog on Monday morning some people threw the contraband from the Pakistan side to Indian farmland.

He further said, “At around 9 am on Monday, troops at the Daoke border outpost observed some Pakistan smugglers across the fence. During a search, we recovered 12.77kg heroin in 12 packets.” Later, the BSF troops noticed some suspicious movement across the fence at the Bharopal BOP at about 10 am. The troops challenged the Pakistani smugglers who postured aggressively. The troops fired on them but they managed to escape taking advantage of heavy fog,” he added.


The DIG also noted that after the firing, the BSF team during a search operation recovered 560-gm heroin. He said, “We have intelligence reports that some anti-national elements may increase activities in Punjab and the BSF is on an alert and has already increased vigil on the Punjab border with Pakistan.”

Meanwhile, an FIR was lodged against Hari Singh as from his land the 12 packets of contraband was seized. Also, the BSF have the information that someone from Hari Singh’s family is involved in heroin smuggling.

Importantly, earlier this month, the BSF seized 55 packets (approx 55 kg) of contraband, suspected to be heroin, at the Border Outpost area in Punjab's Gurdaspur.