Police said that Border Security Force along with Rural Punjab Police has recovered more than 40 kg of heroin, 190 grams of opium, two plastic pipes from the Panj Garaiyan area of Amritsar. A case has been registered and an investigation has been started.
Amritsar Rural Police team recovered 40.81 kg of heroin from the BOP Panj Garaiyan area on the Indo-Pak border on Saturday morning, thwarting a major drug smuggling attempt. Pak smugglers threw this heroin into Indian territory in 39 packets through two plastic pipes. Before the Indian smugglers could reach them and dispose of the consignment of heroin, police and BSF teams carried out a joint operation and recovered it and a case has been registered and an investigation has been started.
Confirming the seized heroin, BSF Sector Gurdaspur DIG Prabhakar Joshi said that a search operation was conducted in the area by the police of BSF and CIA Amritsar.
Punjab Police DGP Dinkar Gupta, while issuing a press release from Chandigarh, said that the recovery was made after the information of SSP Dehati Gulneet Singh Khurana. The DGP said that as soon as the information about heroin smuggling in large quantities was received, SSP Khurana contacted the BSF officers and told them that the heroin has to be disposed of through Nirmal Singh alias Sonu Mayor of Bhukna village of Gharinda police station area.
DGP Gupta said that after this the police team led by DSP Investigation Gurinderpal Singh Nagra and DSP Ajnala Vipan Kumar along with BSF reached BOP Panj Garaiyan to nab the drug smuggler. During the search there, 39 packets of heroin, weighing 40 kg and 810 grams, were found inside a plastic pipe, they were taken into custody. Its price in the international market is Rs 200 crore. Along with this, the police also recovered 180 grams of opium and a Super Punjab Pump, two plastic pipes made in Pakistan, besides a motorcycle and a scooter from the spot. On this occasion, BSF jawans also fired on Pakistani smugglers, but the smugglers managed to escape taking advantage of the darkness of the night.
SSP Dehati Gulneet Singh Khurana told that the police are making efforts to arrest Sonu, who is also wanted in the one kg heroin case recovered by the Tarn Taran police in the year 2020. He said that very soon all the accused in this heroin smuggling case would be arrested. A case has been registered against the accused smugglers in this case.