BSF seizes seven kg heroin near Pakistan border

BSF seizes seven kg heroin near Pakistan border

44Amritsar, March 26 (IANS) Border Security Force (BSF) personnel have recovered seven kg of heroin following a run-in with smugglers from Pakistan in Amritsar sector, BSF officials said here Wednesday.

The seizure was made near the Rajatal border outpost in Amritsar sector, 35 km from here, a BSF spokesman said. The incident took place Tuesday night. Amritsar is around 250 km from Chandigarh.

A pistol and ammunition were also recovered from the spot.

The heroin, estimated at Rs.35 crore in the international market, was found following a search operation carried out Wednesday.

With the latest seizure, the BSF has seized 143 kg of heroin this year. In 2013, a total of 322 kg of the contraband was seized in Punjab sector.

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