Punjab

BSF AND PUNJAB POLICE IN JOINT SEARCH OPERATION SEIZED HEROIN WORTH 40 CRORES FROM GURDASPUR SECTOR

May 19, 2017 09:26 PM

Gurdaspur (Face2News)

During search at about 1500hrs, 08pkts of contraband suspected to be heroin (weight approx.7.830Kgs) along with Indian CurrencyRs.500/- (100x5) were recovered. Mr. Kataria further said, BSF have already seized Heroin : 84.506Kgs(Including today’s seizure of 7.830 Kgs) 

Border Security Force (BSF) personnel alongwith Punjab Police, Gurdaspur, successfully seized eight packets of contraband suspected to be heroin (approx-7.830Kgs) and Rs.500/-Indian Currency during a joint search operations carried out in the area of responsibility of Border Out Post Thakurpur, Ex- 170Bn BSF, Sector Gurdaspur in early hours on Friday. The value of Heroin in international market is 40 Crores.

Mr. R.S.Kataria, DIG, BSF, Panjab Frontier said, keping in view the vulnerability of Border andheightened activities of smugglers/ Anti-National Elements on border,ShriMukulGoel, IPS, Inspector General BSF Punjab Frontierhas issued operational guidelines to all the Sectors under Punjab Frontier for further strengthening the border domination so as to effectively check activities of Anti- National Elements on Punjab border with Pakistan. Accordingly, DIG Sector BSF Gurdaspurdirected Field Commanders to maintain extra vigil on border to thwart the attempts of Anti- National Elements. Tactical Operations are being mounted to foil the attempts of the smugglers/Anti-National Elements.

Mr. Kataria further said, based on specific information provided by Punjab Police,Gurdaspur, on 19thMay 2017, a special joint search operation was launched ahead of Border Security Fence in area of responsibility of Border Out Post Thakurpur,170Bn BSF, Sector Gurdaspur. During search at about 1500hrs, 08pkts of contraband suspected to be heroin (weight approx.7.830Kgs) along with Indian CurrencyRs.500/- (100x5) were recovered. Mr. Kataria further said, BSF have already seized Heroin : 84.506Kgs(Including today’s seizure of 7.830 Kgs) 

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