Rs 300-crore heroin in 60 soccer bladders seized from raging Ravi

Ravi Dhaliwal

Tribune News Service

Dera Baba Nanak, July 19

Pakistan smugglers, benefiting from the robust Ravicurrent, tried to push in direction of the Indian facet Rs 300 crore value of high-grade heroin stuffed in soccer bladders, however for alert Border Security Forces (BSF) personnel.

Around Three am, the BSF males on the Nangli Ghat picket observed 60 multicoloured bladders tied collectively floating within the river. The bladders had been coated with water hyacinth as a disguise and the smugglers had been making an attempt to regulate these utilizing a 1,500m nylon rope.

The BSF seized the heroin and was within the technique of handing it over to the Narcotics Control Bureau sleuths.

DIG (Gurdaspur sector) Rajesh Sharma stated he acquired a name at 3.15 am of 10th Battalion personnel having “sighted unusual movement of some unidentified substance in the river”. He together with fellow officers reached the scene inside half an hour. Sharma confirmed the consignment was being managed from the opposite facet of the International Border utilizing a protracted rope. “The Ravi is in spate and smugglers were trying to take advantage of this,” he stated. Batala SSP Opinderjit Singh Ghuman stated they had been making an attempt to trace down the meant recipients.

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