BSF recovers 5 kg heroin along IB

BSF officials showing seized heroin.
BSF officials showing seized heroin.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Jun 20: BSF today recovered 5 Kgs of heroin along International Border here.
On a specific information of BSF I-Nagar and further joined by DRI Jammu, troops of 36 Bn BSF carried out special search operation ahead of border fence on International Boundary of in the area of BOP Suchetgarh.
According to official spokesperson, they found a plastic can in a branch of Phalku Nalla and during search of can it was found to be filled with around five kilograms of drugs.
He said that the place of recovery was approx 100-metre ahead of fence inside Indian territory, adding, “area on Pakistan side of international boundary is undulated with small nallas and wild growth which might have provided cover to smugglers to conceal the contraband.”
“Last year in the month of Dec 2018, BSF jointly with DRI Jammu had recovered three kilograms of heroin on specific information of BSF Sunderbani from area of IB manned by Army”, he stated.
He further said that BSF I-Nagar has been working on likely drugs smuggling for some time.
It is suspected that this consignment was to be taken to Punjab through local Indian smugglers working for Pakistan smuggling group run by notorious Pak smuggler Chaudhary Akram, the spokesperson further stated.
BSF in tandem with other agencies was developing input to identify and nail down the local smugglers and break the network. Smugglers were adopting conceal and clear method which is seen in last two cases, the spokesperson added.