The Border Security Force recovered 31 kg of heroin and arrested a Pakistani smuggler in Punjab’s Ferozepur sector immediately, officers stated.
In the primary seizure, the BSF officers of the 14th battalion recovered 30 packets of heroin weighing 29.87 kg close to the MW Uthar border outpost in Khem Karan space. Two cell phones have been additionally recovered.
Acting on intelligence inputs, the BSF deliberate the operation that was executed efficiently with the arrest of the Pakistani smuggler, based on sources.
However, the identification of the smuggler was not disclosed by the BSF.
In one other seizure, the BSF troops belonging to the 136th battalion recovered three packets of heroin weighing 1.16 kg.
BSF Deputy Inspector General Surinder Mehta stated suspicious motion of smugglers was noticed forward of the barbed-wire fencing, following which the troops swung into motion. However, the smugglers managed to flee.
During a search operation, the consignment was recovered. A 12-feet-long plastic pipe was additionally recovered and it was most likely used to push the consignment throughout the barbed-wire fencing, the official stated.