BSF recovers 5 kg heroin in Punjab

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The BSF has recovered five kg of heroin from the tyre of a bullock cart near the India-Pakistan border in Punjab’s Ferozepur sector, an official said on Saturday.

The seizure was made in the area of Border out Post (BoP) Jagdish in Ferozepur sector on Friday evening, a Border Security Force spokesman said.

“BSF troops performing gate management duties at Fence Gate No. 193 in the area recovered 5 packets of contraband from the bullock cart tyre of a farmer Karnail Singh of Gandu Kilcha village,” the spokesman said.

A search of the cart led to the recovery of the heroin consignment, valued at Rs 25 crore in the international market.

Punjab shares a 553-km long international border with Pakistan.

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