BSF Seizes Heroin Worth ₹15 Crores in Amritsar

by Parminder Singh Sodhi

In a significant operation, the Border Security Force (BSF) team in Amritsar seized heroin worth ₹15 crores along with a foreign-made pistol and incendiary material from the Kakkar village area.

According to sources, the heroin and pistol, weighing four kilograms and concealed in a packet, were accompanied by a hook, indicating that the packet was likely dropped using a drone. It’s noteworthy that earlier, in a nearby village bordering India and Pakistan, five kilograms of heroin were seized, valued at approximately ₹25 crores in the international market.

The interception of such a large quantity of narcotics highlights the persistent challenges faced by border security forces in curbing the illicit drug trade across the India-Pakistan border. The use of drones for smuggling activities adds a new dimension to these challenges, requiring enhanced vigilance and technological interventions.

The BSF officials have intensified their efforts to thwart such nefarious activities, employing a combination of intelligence gathering, surveillance, and coordination with other agencies to ensure the security and integrity of the nation’s borders.

The seizure not only disrupts the supply chain of narcotics but also deals a blow to the financing of illicit activities, which often have links to transnational organized crime and terrorism. It underscores the BSF’s commitment to combating the drug menace and safeguarding the country’s interests.

Furthermore, this incident underscores the need for continued cooperation and information sharing among neighboring countries to effectively tackle cross-border crimes, including drug trafficking and smuggling.

The BSF authorities have launched a thorough investigation into the matter to unravel the network behind these smuggling attempts and bring the perpetrators to justice. Meanwhile, the seized contraband will be handed over to the concerned agencies for further legal action.

The successful operation by the BSF serves as a reminder of the ever-evolving nature of security threats along the border and the unwavering determination of our security forces to counter them effectively.

Parminder Singh Sodhi

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