Punjab: According to the information given by a Border Security Force (BSF) officer, Border Security Force troopers recovered at least 15 kg of heroin today after a gunfire trade with Pakistani smugglers in Punjab’s Ferozepur sector while in the international market the current rate of the heroin estimated is Rs 75 crore.
While explaining the incident to the media, BSF spokesperson went on to say: “Based on specific information provided by the NCB about smuggling of narcotics through the International Border, a special ambush was laid at night by the Khalra post troopers.”
He further went on to say: “The team observed suspicious movement near the IB around 2.30 a.m. The Pakistani smugglers began throwing some packets over the border security fence. Our troops challenged them but they opened fire. The BSF also opened fire at the smugglers in retaliation and self-defence.”
The smugglers, however, managed to escape, taking advantage of darkness and the standing wheat crop and undulating terrain.
At least 15 packets of contraband heroin were recovered when the BSF later searched the area.