In Ferozepur, 2.13 kg heroin seized by BSF
Ferozepur, October 1
Pakistan-based drug operatives continue to push drugs through riverine gaps along the India-Pakistan border in the Ferozepur sector. Alert Border Security Force jawans recovered two packets of heroin weighing 2.13 kg near the Old Mohammadi Wala border outpost on Monday being smuggled through the water channel.
Earlier on August 15, the BSF had seized 15.12 kg heroin from the same area when notorious cross-border smuggler Harjinder Singh alias Jinder was arrested by a boat patrol. He was carrying the consignment in a rubber tube. To date, 150 kg heroin has been seized along the Punjab border.
Sources say post Article 370 abrogation, Pakistani agencies have once again shifted focus on the Punjab border. Not only attempts to push drugs through the river route have been stepped up, but efforts are also being made to drop arms in border pockets via drones.
As per information, the GPS-fitted drones are capable of lifting up to 10 kg load which can be airdropped in border areas along Zero Line. Various ISI-backed agencies are using water, road and air routes to push drugs, weapons and fake currency into Punjab in an apparent bid to revive insurgency, said an official.
In some earlier cases, rail route too was used to smuggle Pakistani SIM cards into India which are used to communicate across the border.