BSF recovers suspected packet of heroin in Punjab’s Amritsar

Amritsar (Punjab) [India]May 28 (ANI): Border Security Force troops have recovered a parcel suspected to be heroin weighing 500 grams in Punjab’s Amritsar, officials said on Tuesday.

According to a BSF spokesman, on May 28, following a tip-off about the presence of narcotics in the border areas of Amritsar, the forces immediately conducted extensive search operations in the suspected areas.

“During the search at around 1 pm, the troops recovered one packet of suspected heroin (total weight 500 grams) in a partially burnt condition. The drug was wrapped in yellow duct tape and an improvised plastic string loop was attached to the packet. The discovery was made in agricultural land adjacent to Daoke village in Amritsar district,” the police official added.

Earlier, on May 27, in a joint operation with Punjab Police, a parcel weighing 530 grams suspected to be heroin was seized from the border area in Tarn Taran district, a BSF spokesman said.

The raids were conducted based on information provided by the BSF intelligence wing about the presence of heroin.

“The search ended at around 2 pm with the recovery of a packet of suspected heroin with a total weight of 530 grams. The drug was wrapped in yellow duct tape and the packet had a metal ring attached. The recovery was made from a ditch on the outskirts of Dhar village in Tarn Taran area,” the statement said. (ANI)

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