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BSF seizes heroin worth Rs 40 crore

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Ferozepur, November 27

In two incidents related to seizure of drugs, the 29th Battalion of the BSF recovered 13 packets of heroin weighing 8.020 kg along with one pistol. As per information available, the market price of the recovered consignment is around Rs 40 crore.

BSF DIG, Ferozepur Sector, Surinder Mehta said the consignment was recovered following specific inputs after which a search operation was carried out.

BSF officials said six packets of heroin weighing 1.270 kg were recovered last night near the Jagdish border outpost (BOP) while seven packets weighing 6.750 kg along with a pistol were recovered during the wee hours today near DT Mall BOP in the sector

Earlier on November 18, men of the 136th Battalion of the BSF had recovered seven packets of heroin (weighing 7.528 kg) worth Rs 38 crore in the international market.

As per information available, 477.953 kg heroin has been recovered this year till now. Besides the drugs, 36 weapons along with 57 magazines and 650 rounds have also been recovered by the BSF. — OC

from The Tribune

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