Jammu, September 20
The Border Security Force (BSF) on Sunday recovered a consignment of 62 kg of heroin price crores of rupees and two pistols after foiling an infiltration try from Pakistan alongside the International Border (IB) right here, a prime officer of the border guarding drive mentioned.
Inspector General of BSF, Jammu frontier, N S Jamwal, mentioned his drive is shortly lodging a robust protest with Pakistan and expressed hope that stern motion will probably be taken towards these concerned within the failed smuggling bid.
The try to smuggle the narcotics and weapons was scuttled by BSF personnel of Budhwar and Bullechak border outposts in Arnia space of R S Pura sector round 2 am, resulting in the restoration of 62 packets of heroin—every packet weighing one kilogram, two Chinese pistols with three magazines and 100 rounds, Jamwal mentioned advised reporters close to the scene.
The IG BSF, who rushed to Arnia to congratulate his males for the profitable operation, mentioned over the previous few days, there have been inputs from the intelligence department of drive and police a couple of doable try from Pakistan to smuggle a consignment of medicine and weapons.
“We were alert to the threat and around 2 am, a group of persons were noticed on the Pakistani territory and two to three of them came closer to the border fence to sneak into this side but were challenged by the BSF personnel,” he mentioned.
He mentioned they opened fireplace however retreated to Pakistani aspect making the most of darkness and thick foliage, within the face of immediate retaliation by the BSF, forsaking the consignment of medicine and weapons which have been hid in plastic baggage tied with a rope and a PVC pipe.
Jammu Senior Superintendent of Police Shridhar Patil, who additionally reached Arnia to examine the seizure, mentioned the consignment is price round Rs 300 crore within the worldwide market.
“We see it as narco-terrorism supported by Pakistan. We have successfully foiled a number of attempts of narcotic smuggling from Pakistan over the past two years. They are pumping in drugs to ruin the lives of our youth but we are alert to the threat,” he mentioned.
Terming the restoration as a “major success”, the IG BSF mentioned, “We are going to lodge a strong protest note with Pakistan along with the evidence and are hopeful that it will take stern action against those involved.”
Jamwal mentioned it’s for the primary time that the anti-national parts used PVC pipe to cover the narcotics to facilitate its smuggling into the Union Territory.
“Though it is for the first time in J&K but such type of modus operandi is in the knowledge of BSF which has successfully foiled similar attempts in Punjab over the years,” he mentioned. PTI