Punjab Police, BSF recover over 13 kg heroin in Punjab

Chandigarh: In a joint operation, the Punjab Police and the Border Security Force (BSF) on Sunday recovered over 13 kg heroin in Punjab’s Ferozepur district and arrested one smuggler.

The recovery was made close to the international border with Pakistan, around 280 km from here, Punjab Police officials said.

The heroin is valued at Rs 65 crore in international market.

Inspector General of Police, Ferozepur range M.S. Chhina said on Sunday that police had set up a naka (barrier) in the border belt during which 600 gm of heroin was recovered from a Maruti car being driven by Saraj Singh.

Following his questioning, 12.5 kg of the drug was recovered from near a BSF Border outpost (BoP) in Ferozepur sector, Chhina said.

The BSF had recovered over 230 kg of heroin along the international boundary with Pakistan in 2018. Punjab shares a 553 km long international border, with a barbed wire fence, with Pakistan.