Amritsar, May 14: The Special Narcotic Cell (SNC) of Punjab in a joint operation with Border Security Forces(BSF) have reportedly seized 14 kgs of heroin worth Rs 140 million from a field along the Indo-Pak border.
The security forces seized 14 packets of heroin on Wednesday evening, May 13 from two Pakistani intruders. When the intruders tried to flee the BSF officials fired at them killing one of the intruders.
“There are 14 packets of one kilogram each. One of the intruders threw the packets one by one across the fence. His accomplice backed him with weapons," said Raj Kumar Vishkarma, Deputy Inspector General (Border Range).
The BSF has reportedly sent a protest note to Pakistani Rangers and has called for a flag meeting. Pakistan's response is awaited.
A narcotic cell official also informed that the Pakistani smugglers were concealing the drug in the field so that Indian peddlers could retrieve it from there.