Srinagar: Stepping up its vigil on International Boundary (IB), BSF on Thursday claimed to have achieved a major success by recovering about five kilograms of Heroin on Jammu International Boundary.
As per a statement, on a specific information of BSF I-Nagar and further joined by DRI Jammu, troops of 36 Bn BSF carried out special search operation ahead of border fence on International Boundary of in the area of BOP Suchetgarh. It added that BSF party led by Sanjay Guleria, Second in Command, found a plastic can in a branch of Phalku Nalla.
During search, it was found to be filled with around five kgs of drugs, the statement reads, adding that the place of recovery was approx. 100 mtr ahead of fence inside Indian Territory.
“Area on Pak side of international boundary is undulated with small nallas and wild growth which might have provided cover to smugglers to conceal the contraband. This is the first instance of attempt of smuggling on the Jammu IB seized by BSF,” it further reads.
The statement reads that it is suspected that this consignment was to be taken to Punjab through local Indian smugglers working for Pak smuggling group run by notorious Pak smuggler Chaudhary Akram.
“BSF in tandem with other agencies is developing input to identify and nail down the local smugglers and break the network. Smugglers are adopting conceal and clear method which is seen in last two cases,” PRO BSF Jammu said. (KNO)