BSF seizes Rs 55 cr heroin smuggled from Pak

Amritsar: Border Security Force today seized eleven kg heroin having street value of Rs 55 crore from two places along the Indo-Pak border in Ferozepur and Amritsar sectors.

Confirming the seizure, a BSF official said nine packets of the drug were seized from a field near the Pul Moran border outpost (BoP) in Amritsar sector, close to Attari border.

The drug consignment was pushed to India from Pakistan near Rajatal village. One mobile and a Pakistani sim card was also recovered from the site, BSF Deputy Inspector General of Punjab Frontier R S Kataria said.

In the separate case, two packets of heroin and four sim cards were seized near the D T Mal Border Outpost in Ferozepur sector.

All the 11 packets, each containing one kg of the drug, valued worth Rs 55 crore in international market, the Deputy IG said.

Kataria said that so far no one has been arrested and a probe was on.

The senior official said that till now this year the BSF has recovered more than 207 kg heroin along the International Border area from across the state.