Punjab

BSF AND PUNJAB POLICE IN JOINT OPERATION SEIZED FOUR KG CONTRABAND HEROIN FROM AMRITSAR SECTOR

June 20, 2018 07:12 PM

Amritsar/Jalandhar (Face2News)

Border Security Force (BSF) and Counter  Intelligence, Amritsar, Punjab Police, successfully seized 09 Packets (weight approx – 3 kg 980 gm) of contraband suspected to be heroin and 01 packet of Opium, (weight approx. 100 gm) in the area of responsibility of Border Out Post Fwd Kakkar, Ex-17 Bn BSF, Sector Amritsar on Wednesday morning. The contraband valued four crores in international market.

BSF spokesman in Jalandhar said, keeping in view the vulnerability of Border and heightened activities of smugglers/ Anti-NationalElements on border, Sh Mukul Goel, IPS, Inspector General BSF Punjab Frontier has issued operational guidelines to all the Sectors under Punjab Frontier for further strengthening the border domination so asto effectively check the activities of Anti - National Elements on Punjab border with Pakistan.

Accordingly, Deputy Inspector General, Sector BSF Amritsar 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.

Spokesman further said on Wednesday based on an input, a Special Joint Search Operation was launched by the
troops of Border Security Force and Counter Intelligence, Amritsar, Punjab Police in the area of responsibility of Border Out Post Fwd Kakkar, Ex-17 Bn BSF, Sector Amritsar. During search at about 1235 hrs, the search party recovered 09 Packets (weight approx – 3 kg 980 gm) of contraband  suspected to be heroin and 01 packet of Opium, (weight approx. 100 gm) buried in the field between  International Boundary and Border Security Fence.
4. The enhanced vigil of BSF and Punjab Police has once again thwarted the attempt of Anti-National Elements to push the consignment of contraband items into India. During the year 2018, BSF  has seized about 150 quintals Heroin worth billion of rupees in international market. 

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