BSF seizes 6.370 kg heroin worth 38 crores from Pakistan-based smugglers

7 September, 2022 | Simran Turak

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In the Punjabi village of Muhar Jamsher in the Fazilka district, the Border Security Force (BSF) reported on Wednesday that it had stopped a cross-border smuggling attempt by smugglers headquartere...

In the Punjabi village of Muhar Jamsher in the Fazilka district, the Border Security Force (BSF) reported on Wednesday that it had stopped a cross-border smuggling attempt by smugglers headquartered in Pakistan and confiscated 370 kgs of heroin worth 38 crores and 190 gms of high-quality opium.

Additionally, the BSF opened fire on smugglers who fled while taking advantage of the shadows.

“Alert troops of 66 battalions of BSF within 24 hours again foiled another Pak-based smugglers’ attempt to smuggle heroin and seized 6.370 kgs of heroin worth 38 Crores,190 gms of superior quality opium and 50 of 7.63 rounds in village Muhar Jamsher of Fazilka, Punjab. BSF fired on smugglers who ran away taking advantage of darkness,” said BSF.

In the early morning of Tuesday, BSF agents in Punjab’s Jhangad Bhaini village of Fazilka discovered smugglers operating out of Pakistan transporting heroin worth Rs 22.65 crores.

Following a particular tip, the 66 Battalion BSF troops carried out a thorough search of the Fazilka village and found 3.775 kg of heroin worth Rs 22.65 crores, according to officials.

The BSF in Jammu had earlier on August 25 thwarted an attempt at smuggling via the International Border in the Samba area and collected roughly 8 kilogramme of drugs. On August 23, the BSF discovered a stash of assault rifles near the India-Pakistan border in Punjab.

On the same day, the Ferozepur sector saw the recovery of three AK-47 rifles with six magazines, three M3 rifles with four magazines, and two pistols with two magazines, all of which appeared to have been smuggled from Pakistan.