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Sunday, 20 December 2020

Rs12.5-cr heroin seized near border

Our Correspondent

Ferozepur, December 19

Troopers of the 136th Battalion of the BSF today recovered three packets of heroin weighing 2.232 kg. The estimated cost of the recovered heroin is around Rs 12.5 crore in the international market.

Giving details, DIG BSF, Ferozepur sector, Surinder Mehta said the consignment was recovered during a search operation after they got a tip-off regarding it.

He said BSF troops observed suspicious movement of smugglers ahead of fencing on Friday night. When the BSF troops challenged smugglers, they managed to escape taking advantage of dense fog. “Later, a search operation was carried out during which the consignment was recovered,” said the DIG.

On November 18, seven packets of heroin weighing 7.528 kg, worth Rs 38 crore, were recovered by the troops belonging to 136the Battalion.

Along with heroin, the BSF troops had also recovered a pistol, a magazine and seven live rounds.

On November 3, the BSF troops had recovered 2.250 kg heroin worth Rs 12.5 crores. On October 20, 2.435 kg heroin along with one pistol, one magazine and four rounds were recovered by the troops.

Notably, 493.555 Kg heroin worth Rs 2,467.775 has been recovered this year by the BSF.

from The Tribune

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