8 kg heroin, China-made pistol seized by BSF at Punjab border
| Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 22:09
Chandigarh: The Border Security Force (BSF) has seized eight kg heroin at the India-Pakistan border in Punjab's Abohar sector, an official said on Thursday.
The heroin, which is valued at Rs 40 crore in the international market, was seized at the Border Out Post (BoP) Jodhawala Uddhar in Abohar sector in south-west Punjab.
The heroin consignment was seized after a BSF trooper, using binoculars, noticed suspicious activity of a farmer who was working on his agricultural land across the border fence.
The BSF launched a search in the area and recovered eight kg heroin in packets of one kg each.
One China-made pistol was also seized. All this was hidden under wooden logs of a tree lying in between the international border with Pakistan and the border security fence.
"In this connection, one Indian national, namely Jagtar Singh of village Jodhawala under Jalalabad police station in Fazilka district, was apprehended by BSF. He was later handed over to the Punjab Police.
The BSF has seized over 171 kg of heroin along the border belt in Punjab so far in 2016.