Spike in drugs, arms seizure along border in Punjab

Spike in drugs, arms seizure along border in Punjab

Arms, ammunition and heroin recovered by the BSF in Ferozepur.

Ferozepur, January 12

The state is witnessing a spike in number of drugs and arms being smuggled across the international border here.

Pakistan-based drug operatives trying to push drugs and contraband across the fence, which usually see a spurt in demand during polls.

After seizing 22-kg heroin, a pistol and ammunition on Tuesday, BSF sleuths today thwarted yet another attempt to push the narcotics and ammunition in the Indian territory. BSF sleuths recovered six packets of Rs 31.5-crore heroin weighing 6.36 kg, along with one pistol, a magazine and 50 live rounds near the New Mohammadi Wala border outpost. — OC

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