Punjab

BSF AND COUNTER INTELLIGENCE SEIZED HEROIN WORTH 25 CRORES FROM FEROZEPORE SECTOR

January 07, 2019 06:11 PM

Ferozepore (Vikramaditya Sharma/Manish Bawa)

Border Security Forces (BSF) and Counter Intelligence (CI) Ferozepore in a joint operation, reported to have seized five packets of contraband heroinvaluing worth rs. 25 crores in international market on the night of January 6 and January 7.

BSF spokesman from Punjab Frontier BSF, said, on 06/07 Jan 2019, in a Joint Ops, troops of Border Security Force & Counter Intelligence, Ferozepur, successfully seized 05 packets (approx. weight 05 Kgs) of contraband suspected to be heroin in the area of responsibility of Border Out Post Barreke, Ex- 136 Bn BSF, Sector Ferozepur.

Mr. Narinder Pal Singh Sidhu AIG (CI) said that the sleuths belonging to CI Wing had received inputs that two drug peddlers Kulbir Singh, resident of Village Bhamba Wali and Amrik Singh  resident of Village Palla Megha are going to receive a consignment. He said that as per the information received, the accused were in touch with Pakistani smugglers Tariq, resident of Sialkot and Arif Dogra, resident of Village Ganda Singh Wala in Pakistan with the help of internet.

Spokesman further 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-NationalElements.

Meanwhile Mr. Narinder Pal Singh Sidhu AIG (CI) said that the sleuths belonging to CI Wing had received inputs that two drug peddlers Kulbir Singh, resident of Village Bhamba Wali and Amrik Singh  resident of Village Palla Megha are going to receive a consignment. He said that as per the information received, the accused were in touch with Pakistani smugglers Tariq, resident of Sialkot and Arif Dogra, resident of Village Ganda Singh Wala in Pakistan with the help of internet. “Later the information was shared with BSF personnel”, said AIG Narinder Pal Singh.  During the wee hours, the BSF jawans deputed near pillar 192/8, observed some suspicious movement of Pakistani smugglers. BSF officials said that when Pakistani smugglers reached near the fence and tried to carry out smuggling activity, the BSF troops challenged them and opened fire to stop their further misadventure. “However the Pakistani smugglers managed to escape taking advantage of dense fog and undulating ground”, said DIG BSF

On intervening night of 06/07Jan 2019, based on an input, a Special Joint Ambush was laid by the troops of BSF & Counter Intelligence, Ferozepur in the area of responsibility of Border Out Post Barreke, Ex- 136 Bn  BSF, Sector Ferozepur. At about 070445 hrs, ambush party observed suspicious movement of Pak smugglers  ahead of Border Security fence and became alert. When Pak smugglers reached near BS fence and tried to carry out smuggling activity, BSF troops challenged them and opened fire to stop their further misadventure. However, Pak  smugglers managed to escape towards Pak side taking advantage of dense fog and undulating ground.  

Immediately, the area was cordoned off and extensive search and combing operation was launched in above area.
During search at about 070715 hrs, 05 packets of contraband suspected to be heroin (Total weight approx. 05 Kg) recovered and seized from the spot. The enhanced Vigil of Border Security Force and Punjab Police once again thwarted the attempt of Anti-National Elements to push the consignment of contraband items into India.

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