Punjab

BSF PERSONNEL SEIZED 1.540 KG CONTRABAND HEROIN WORTH CRORES OF RUPEES FROM FEROZEPORE SECTOR

February 22, 2019 07:00 PM

Ferozepore (Vikramaditya Sharma/Manish Bawa)

Border Security Forces (BSF) reported to have seized contraband heroin valuing crores of rupees in international market from Ferozepore Sector on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday.

BSF spokesman, said  on  21/22 Feb 2019, Border Security Force troops successfully seized 04 packets (weightapprox. 1.540 Kgs) of contraband suspected to be heroin in the area of responsibility of Border Out Post Maboke, Ex- 29 Bn BSF, Sector Ferozepur.

On intervening night of 21/22 Feb 2019, at about 2030 hrs. Border Security Force troops deployed in the AOR of Border Out Post Maboke, Ex – 29 Bn BSF observed suspicious movement ahead of Border Security Fence and became alert. BSF troops challenged the suspects to stop their misadventure but they did not pay heed. Hence, sensing the threat, BSF troops opened fire on the suspects. However, Pak smugglers managed to escape towards Pak side taking advantage of darkness and undulating ground.

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, Sh Sandeep Channan, 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.

On intervening night of 21/22 Feb 2019, at about 2030 hrs. Border Security Force troops deployed in the AOR of Border Out Post Maboke, Ex – 29 Bn BSF observed suspicious movement ahead of Border Security Fence and became alert. BSF troops challenged the suspects to stop their misadventure but they did not pay heed. Hence, sensing the threat, BSF troops opened fire on the suspects. However, Pak smugglers managed to escape towards Pak side taking advantage of darkness and undulating ground.

During search BSF troops recovered04 Packets (approx. weight 1.540 Kgs) of contraband suspected to be heroin near the Border Security Fence.The enhanced Vigil of Border Security Force once again thwarted the attempt of Anti-National Elements to push the consignment of contraband items into India.

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