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Friday, November 29, 2019

5-kg heroin seized near Indo-Pakistan border


5-kg heroin seized near Indo-Pakistan border

Our Correspondent

Ferozepur/Moga, Nov 28

The BSF and police seized more than 5-kg heroin, worth Rs 29 crore, in two operations at the Zero Line across the barbed wire along the Indo-Pak border.

The first seizure of 1.880 kg was made on the basis of inputs provided by a police informer. The recovery was made on the Indian side from Balwinder Singh, a resident of Badal Ke Uttar vilage in Fazilka district.

Various relatives of the accused are already behind the bars in smuggling cases.

SSP Vivek Sheel Soni said a case under Sections 21/61/85 of the NDPS Act had been registered against Balwinder Singh at Arif Ke police station.

In another operation, the CIA Staff, Moga, along with the BSF, recovered 4-kg heroin and a Pakistan- made pistol along with three live rounds.

DSP (Investigation) Jangjit Singh said a team of the Anti-narcotics Cell had arrested Shinder Singh, alias Shinda, a resident of Habibwala village of Ferozepur, on November 26 and recovered 500-gm of heroin from him.

During the interrogation, Shinda revealed that he had links with drug smugglers in Pakistan, including Dogar. As per the modus operandi, Dogar contacted smugglers on the Indian side through Internet phone calls and sent the consignments in plastic bottles.

Shinda took the police to the fields near a border post from where 4-kg of heroin, packed in plastic bottles, were recovered by the cops.


The tip-off 

  • The first seizure of 1.880 kg was made on the basis of inputs provided by a police informer. 
  • In another operation, the CIA Staff seized 4-kg heroin after an arrested smuggler gave info about the contaband during questioning. 

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