12 kg hero seized near Indo-Pak border, claims BSF

Amritsar: Altogether 12 kg of heroin, having a street value of Rs 60 crore, was seized from an agriculture field at Chhina Bidhi Chand sector near Indo-Pak border in the wee hours today.

The seizure was made by Punjab police officials and BSF in a joint operation. The drug consignment was pushed into India from Pakistan, BSF official said.

The smugglers managed to escape to Pakistan after being challenged by BSF’s night troop, he stated.

No arrest has been made so far and the matter is being investigated, the official said.

On October 12, BSF had seized six kilogram heroin (drug) which was being sneaked into the country through Uddar Dhariwal Sector, the Indo-Pak border village post.

BSF has so far seized 230 kg of heroin, with a street value of Rs 1,150 crore, in 2015, the official said. (PTI)