December 15, 2018 06:33 PM

Ferozepore (Vikramadiya Sharma/Manish Bawa)

Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday reportedly successfully seized  three packets of contraband suspected to be heroin (approx. weight 500 gms) in the area of responsibility of Border Out Post Barreke, Ex- 136 Bn BSF, Sector Ferozepur.The contrtabune values about Rs. 2.5 crores in international market.

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

Accordingly, Deputy Inspector General, 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.

Spokesman further said on Saturday at about 1000 hrs, during a search operation carried out by the troops of Border Security Force in the area of responsibility of Border Out Post (BOP) Barreke, Ex-136 Bn  BSF, Sector Ferozepur, search party recovered 03 packets of contraband suspected to be heroin (Total weight approx. 500 gms) which were covered with plastic bag and bricks in between International Boundary and Border Security Fence.

The enhanced vigil of BSF and Punjab Police has once again thwarted the attempt of smugglers/Anti-National Elements to smuggle contraband items into India. During the year 2018, BSF has seized heroin 204 kg. worth billions of rupees. 

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