BSF SEIZES HEROIN WORTH RS. 125
Security Force was constantly getting inputs regarding smuggling of
heroin from across the border. Accordingly BSF troops on PB border
were alerted and the security measures were enhanced to thwart
efforts by Pak based ANEs.
intervening night of 17/18th Aug’2009, the Pakistan
smugglers taking advantage of high Sarkanda growth crossed over the
opposite BP No.
31/5-6 and came
stealthily near Border Security Fence in area of BOP Boharwadala.
They managed to push the consignment of heroin through the fencing.
As the Indian smugglers approached near the Border Security Fence to
collect the consignment, they were noticed and challenged by BSF
being challenged, the smugglers fled taking advantage of standing
crops, dense mist (fog) and darkness.
party carried out thorough search of the area, resultantly 25
Pkts of heroin weighing 01 Kg each recovered near Border
Security Fence opposite BP No. 31/5-6. The value of seized heroin
is appx-Rs 125 Crore in the International market.
BSF was constantly getting inputs regarding smuggling of Heroin from
specific area. The inputs were further developed and based on
Intelligence, troops of 30 Bn BSF, were alerted in area of Border
Out Post SS Wala.
In the morning of 5th Jan 2009, a special search
operation was conducted with mobilization of troops ahead of Border
Security Fence in the area of Border Out Post S S Wala. During the
operation, the area was thoroughly searched by BSF party and
recovered 14 packets of Heroin (one Kg each) and four watches
concealed in a tube hidden under a tree near International boundary
ahead of fence. The consignment was concealed by Pakistan smugglers
and was to be cleared by their Indian accomplices by adopting
conceal and clear methods.
The area opposite to Punjab border with Pakistan is always under
threat of exploitation by narcotic smugglers. However, the alertness
of BSF troops has always been an impediment to the attempts of
trans-national smugglers. The enhanced vigil of BSF Field Units has
repeatedly thwarted attempt of smugglers to smuggle Heroin into
This is consecutive seizure by the BSF in recent days. On 29th
Dec 2008, BSF succeeded in seizing 06 Kg of Heroin from BOP DT Mal,
Ferozpur Sector. So far BSF has seized 115 Kgs of Heroin from
International boundary of Punjab with Pakistan since January 2008.