Punjab

BSF AND STF AMRITSAR SEIZED 4.5 KG HEROIN AND PISTOL IN FEROZEPORE SECTOR

August 05, 2017 07:40 PM

Ferozepore (Manish Bawa)

Border Security Force personnel alongwith Special Task Force (STF) Amritsar successfully seized one 9mm Pistol with three Magazines, 56 Rounds and 08Pkts (approx–4.530Kgs) of contraband suspected to be heroinin the area of responsibility of Border Out Post Lakha Singh Wala Tent Post, Ex- Adhoc P-VBn BSF, Sector Ferozepur. The seizure valuing worth more than 20 crores in international market.

Mr. D.S.Rana, PRO, BSF Punjab Froniter said, keeping in view the vulnerability of Border andheightened activities of smugglers/ Anti-National Elements on border,ShMukulGoel, IPS, Inspector General BSF Punjab Frontierhasissued 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 Ferozepur directed 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.

He sasid, based on specific information provided by STF Amritsar, on Friday morning , a special joint search operation was launched by BSF troops and STF Amritsar ahead of Border Security Fence in area of responsibility of Border Out Post Lakha Singh Wala Tent Post, Ex- Adhoc P-VBn BSF, Sector Ferozepur. During search, 9mm Pistol with 03 Magazine, 56 Round and 08 Pkts of contraband suspected to be heroin (approx–4.530Kgs) recoveredwhich was buried in the field.

The enhanced joint vigil of BSF troops and Punjab Policehas once again thwarted the attempt of smugglers/ Anti-National Elements to smuggle contraband items into India. During the year 2017, BSF seized 123 KG heroin worth Rs. Billions of rupees in international market.

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