BSF recovers heroin in Punjab

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Chandigarh, Oct 16 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) on Sunday said it has recovered 3.75 kg of heroin, valued at over Rs 18.75 crore in the international market, along the India-Pakistan border in Punjab.

The seizure was made in the area of Border Out Post (BoP) Pulmoran of Amritsar sector by a BSF patrol party deployed ahead of the border fence close to the border on Sunday morning, said BSF Deputy Inspector General (DIG) R.S. Kataria.

The heroin was packed in seven packets and was hidden in an agricultural field under straw.

The BSF has seized over 201 kg of the narcotic drug, valued at over Rs 1,005 crore in the international market, along the 553-km-long India-Pakistan border in Punjab this year.

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