The BSF on Wednesday seized heroin and arms and ammunition along the Indo-Pak border in Punjab, allegedly being pushed in by the Pakistani-based smugglers, officials said.
An official statement issued in Amritsar said the BSF troops observed suspicious movement ahead of the border fence in the Ferozepur Sector early in the morning.
A search was launched in the suspected area during which six packets of heroin weighing nearly 6.3 kilograms and tied in yellow wrapping, one pistol, one magazine and 50 rounds were recovered, it said.
In continuing fight against wpn & drugs BSF Tps foiled 03 attempts to smuggle contraband items & seized appx 7.4 Kgs of suspected Heroin,02 Pistol & 55 rounds in Ferozepur &Amritsar Sector #BSFAgainstDrugs#BSFAgainstWeaponspic.twitter.com/jSD0owlklh
— BSF PUNJAB FRONTIER (@BSF_Punjab) January 12, 2022
In another incident in the same sector, one packet of heroin weighing over 1 kilogram was seized during a search operation, the statement said.
In the third incident, one pistol, one magazine and five rounds were recovered in the Amritsar Sector along the border, it said.