9.4-kg heroin seized from India-Pakistan border in Punjab's Ferozepur

This is the first big recovery of drugs from the area ever since the BOP was set-up a few months ago to check the flow of drugs into India from Pakistan.

9.4-kg heroin seized from India-Pakistan border in Punjab's Ferozepur

This is the first big recovery of drugs from the area ever since the BOP was set-up a few months ago to check the flow of drugs into India from Pakistan. Image: iStock

Kulwinder Sandhu
Tribune News Service

Moga/Ferozepur, October 14

The Border Security Force (BSF) and CIA Staff recovered 9.42 kg heroin near a Border Observation Post (BOP) in Lakha Singh Wala on the India-Pakistan Border in Ferozepur district on Wednesday.

This is the first big recovery of drugs from the area ever since the BOP was set up a few months ago to check the flow of drugs into India from Pakistan.

Earlier, during an interrogation by the police, Kishan Singh, a resident of Ferozepur district, admitted that a consignment of heroin was hidden near the fence on the international border.

At 8:30 am, a team of CIA-Staff Ferozepur, under the supervision of Inspector Balwant Singh, and a team of 29 Battalion of the BSF conducted a raid on the said location and recovered approx 9.420 kg heroin near a border post in Lakha Singh Wala area.

Kishan Singh was taken into custody a couple of days back in a drugs case.

According to an estimate, the market value of the recovered consignment of heroin is more than Rs 50 crore in the international market.

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