Border Security Force personnel on Monday seized six kilos of heroin worth around Rs 30 crore in international market near Uttar Dhariwal border outpost along the International Border in Amritsar sector, reports news agency PTI.
BSF Punjab Frontier DIG, R S Katariya said that it was during a routine patrolling in the early hours of Monday morning when soldiers noticed some suspicious activities aby alleged Pakistani smugglers.
According to Katariya, the alleged smugglers were warned but they ignored the warnings. They even ignored the warning by Indian security personnel to stop. But, they fled taking advantage of the darkness when jawans opened firing.
BSF personnel searched the spot and discovered six kilos of the drug, worth around Rs 30 crore in the international market.
This is the second time in the last three days that heroin has been seized along the International Border in the region.
This year, the BSF has recovered 219 kg heroin along the International Border area from across the state.
Several local BJP leaders have been arrested with drugs in the recent past. Drug menace is a big issue in Punjab and the Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal has often been criticised for doing nothing to control the growing problem.
The state is scheduled to go for polls in 2017 and drug issue is likely to become a huge election issue.