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Border Security Force personnel have successfully seized 4 packets of contraband suspected to be heroin

M F Farooqui, IPS, DIG BSF ASR alongwith Sh Satish Kumar, Comdt 50 Bn BSFINVC ,
Amritsar,
Border Security Force personnel have successfully seized 04 packets of contraband suspected to be Heroin, appx- 250 gms Opium and FICN of the face value of  Rs. 7,83,000/-on Punjab border on 8th July’  2014 in the area of responsibility of Border Out Post Pulmoran, Ex-50 Bn BSF, Amritsar Sector. Keeping in view the vulnerability of Border from smuggling point of view especially in view of ongoing cultivation and monsoon season, Shri Ashok Kumar, IPS, Inspector General BSF Punjab Frontier has issued operational guidelines to further strengthen border domination so as to effectively check the menace of narcotics smuggling and activities of Anti National Elements on Punjab border with Pakistan. Accordingly, Shri M F Farooqui, IPS, DIG Sector BSF Amritsar ensures implementation along with field Commanders to maintain extra vigil on border to thwart the attempts of smugglers/ANEs. Tactical operations are being mounted to foil the attempts of the smugglers during cultivation season. During the year 2014, BSF Units under Amritsar Sector have effected seizures of 154.610 Kgs of heroin, FICN of  face value of Rs. 7,93,000/-, 250 gms Opium, 09 Arms, 14 magazines, 112 rounds of ammunition, 11 Pak Mobiles, 15 Pak SIM Cards, interdicted 03 Pakistani smugglers and 04 Pakistani intruders besides apprehension of 03 Indian smugglers (all figures including today’s incident). The troops were on high alert as inputs were received regarding threat of smuggling from the area of Border Out Post Pulmoran. On 8th July’ 2014 at about 2330 hrs, BSF troops deployed in the area of  Border Out Post Pulmoran of 50 Bn BSF, Sector Amritsar observed suspicious movement of miscreants ahead of  Border Security Fence.  Immediately BSF troops challenged the miscreants but they did not pay any heed to the challenges and continued with their aggressive posture.  Sensing danger to their life and to check their further misadventure own troops fired on them in self defence.   However, the miscreants managed to escape taking advantage of water channel and undulating ground. During search of the area following contraband items were recovered ahead of Border Security Fence:- a)    4 Pkts (Appx 4 Kg) contraband suspected to be heroin. b)    Appx-250 gms Opium c)    FICN-Rs.7,83,000/-

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