BSF recover 55 KG heroin, 2 pistols from Pakistan border

Pardeep Luthra | December 07, 2017 03:56 PM

GURDASPUR: The Border Security force (BSF) have recovered 55 Kg heroin and two pistols from the International border of Pakistan last night.

Inspector General of BSF told media persons this after noon that the alert BSF persons of 12 battalions  were posted ar Out Post Rosse, Ex - 12 Bn BSF, Sector Gurdaspur and  Keeping in view the vulnerability of Border, setting of Fog and Smog and heightened activities of smugglers/ Anti-National Elements on border, Sh Mukul Goel, 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, DIG Sector BSF Gurdaspur directed Field Commanders to maintain extra vigil on the border to thwart the attempts of Anti-National Elements. Tactical Operations are being mounted to foil the attempts of the smugglers/Anti-National Elements.

IG BSF Goel told that at about 1830 hrs, BSF troops on duty noticed some suspicious movement ahead of Border Security Fence in the Area of Responsibility of BOP Rosse, Ex-12 Battalion  BSF. Sensing the situation, alert Border Security Force troops, challenged the Pak smugglers who did not pay any heed to the challenges and continued with their aggressive posture. To stop their further misadventure and in self-defence, Border Security Force troops fired upon Pak smugglers but they managed to escape taking advantage of darkness, undulating ground and the close proximity of International Boundary from the spot. Immediately, a special search operation was launched during which BSF troops recovered 55 packets (weight approx.- 55 Kgs) of contraband suspected to be heroin and two Nos. of .32 Revolvers along with a plastic pipe. The recovered heroin valued at International market Rs.575 crore.

He said that the enhanced vigil of BSF troops has once again thwarted the attempt of smugglers/ Anti-National Elements to smuggle contraband items into India. During the year 2017, BSF has effected under mentioned seizures on Punjab Border

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