BSF seizes 31 kg heroin in Punjab
Gurdaspur: In a major recovery along the border with Pakistan, the Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday recovered 31 kg of heroin here in Punjab, officials said here.
The heroin stock, said to be worth over Rs 31 crore in the international market, was found by the intelligence wing of the BSF near Channa post in Gurdaspur, 275 km from Chandigarh.
The consignment was hidden along the bed of Ravi river that flows along the border between India and Pakistan. The BSF launched a search in the area following a tip that a drug consignment was being delivered.
"No arrests have been made. The consignment seemed to have been abandoned by people from across the border," a BSF official said.
The 553-km barbed wire fenced border between both countries is used by smugglers. Most of the heroin and other drugs come from Afghanistan through Pakistan.
Punjab has emerged as a major transit and destination point for the drugs trade. Drug addition is prevalent among youth and people in rural areas of the state.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- DNA : Dr. Subhash Chandra Show on tips for successful life
- Solar Impulse 2 lands in Spain, completes world's first Atlantic flight
- Delhi Police arrests AAP MLA in the middle of press conference
- Pak grants 91-year-old Indian's last wish - a trip to his ‘ancestral home’
- Bihar: Acid attack on girl in Aurangabad district, victim critical
- Brexit 'wake-up call for Europe', says Austrian President Heinz Fischer
- SHOCKING! Islamic State-linked Saudi twin brothers attack own family, stab mother
- Sri Lanka's parliament votes in favour of right to information bill
- WATCH: What a dance! Sizzling performance by IIT-Delhi girls on Sunny Leone's Baby Doll - You'll go mad!
- SHAME! Labourer demands wages; employer beats him to death