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Smugglers adopt new modus-operandi, BSF seize heroin, 2 Pak SIM cards

Ferozepur August 17, 2018: The smugglers adopted new modus-operandi to smuggle contraband into Indian Territory filled in a plastic cold drink bottle along with 2 Pak SIM cards tied with a plastic cane.

On 17 Aug 2018, Border Security Force troops successfully seized approx. 330 gm contraband suspected to be heroin-filled in a plastic cold drink bottle along with 02 Pak SIM cards tied with a plastic cane (05 Ltr) in the area of responsibility of Border Out Post Old Mohamdi Wala, Ex-105 Bn BSF, Sector Ferozepur.

Keeping in view the vulnerability of Border and heightened activities of smugglers/ Anti-National Elements on border, Sh Mukul Goel, IPS, Inspector General BSF Punjab Frontier has issued operational guidelines to all the Sectors under Punjab Frontier for further strengthening the border domination so as to effectively check the activities of Anti – National Elements on Punjab border with Pakistan. Accordingly, Deputy Inspector General, Sector BSF Ferozepur directed Field Commanders to maintain extra vigil on border to thwart the attempts of Anti- National Elements. Tactical Operations are being mounted to foil the attempts of the smugglers/ Anti-National Elements.

On 17 Aug 2018 at about 1225 hrs, while performing the duties, Border Security Force troops in the area of responsibility of Border Out Post Old Mohamdi Wala, Ex-105 Bn BSF, Sector Ferozepur recovered a plastic cane from River Sutlej carrying from Pak side to India Side with the flow of water. On checking the cane, 330 gm of contraband suspected to be heroin filled in a plastic cold drink bottle along with 02 Pak SIM cards was recovered.

Vigilant troops of BSF once again thwarted the attempt of Anti-National Elements to push the consignment of contraband items into India. During the year 2018, BSF has affected under mentioned seizures on Punjab Border:- Heroin : 168.265 Kg (including today’s seizure of approx.330 KG) Opium : 435 gms Indian border crosser apprehended : 55 Nos. Indian smugglers apprehended : 05 Nos PAK SIM Cards : 22 Nos. (including today’s seizure of 02 Pak SIM) Pak smugglers interdicted : 02 Nos Pak smuggler apprehended : 04 Nos Weapons (Different Types) : 16 Nos Ammunition (Various Calibers) : 448 Rds Pak Mobile : 07 Nos Hand Grenade : 06 Nos

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