Border Security Force (BSF) has recovered three packets of narcotics containing heroin in Amritsar, an official statement said on September 26.
BSF said that a search operation was conducted after hearing a sound about dropping off an item near Daoke village.
“On September 26 2023, at about 7:30 PM, alert Border Security Force troops deployed at the border heard the dropping sound of something near the border fence in the area near Village – Daoke, Distt – Amritsar,” an official statement said.
BSF mentioned the recovered packets contained around 1.5 kg of heroin.
“Troops recovered 3 packets of narcotics, wrapped with yellow adhesive tape, suspected to be heroin (Gross weight – appx 1.540 Kg) along the border fence. A purple colour polyester bag was also found ahead of the border fence,” the statement said.
Earlier, in a joint operation on September 26, the Border Security Force and Punjab Police apprehended one person and recovered two packets of narcotics, suspected heroin, near Daoke village in Punjab’s Amritsar.
“In the meantime, the depth deployed party of BSF and Punjab Police near Vill-Daoke, suspected movement of two persons was observed.
Suspects, after noticing the troops, tried to escape. However, troops chased and managed to apprehend one of them,” BSF stated in a release.
(with inputs from ANI)