Heroin seized from Pakistan border in Gurdaspur
Heroin seized from Pakistan border in Gurdaspur

The Border Security Force and police held a joint operation that seized 40kg of heroin from along the Indo-Pak border. The operation was conducted in the Dera Baba Nanak sector of Gurdaspur district early on Saturday.

The operation was carried out on a tip-off, Amritsar SSP Gulneet Singh Khurana said that drug was being smuggled from across the border. The joint operation was launched around 2:30 am where the BSF opened fire on noticing suspects across the barbed wire fence and ahead of the zero lines. Besides the 40kg of heroin, the security forces seized 180gm of opium from the spot near the Panjgrain border outpost. The smuggling was wrapped in plastic packets and was pushed into Indian territory through a PVC pipe inserted through the barbed wire fence.

The seizure comes close to busting of an inter-state heroin supply chain with the arrest of a Nigerian national and his aide in Tarn Taran, another border district of Punjab. The accused were identified as Delhi residents, Patrick of Vikaspuri and his aide Gurmel Singh, alias Gill, of Khyala. The police recovered 630gm of heroin from them. Another drug peddler, Satwant Singh of Baba Bakala in Amritsar district, was arrested with 225gm of heroin on Monday. His interrogation led to Patrick’s arrest.

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