Punjab: Heroin found stacked in sandals and soft drink bottle near the border
Smugglers desperate to get their contraband across the border stuffed a soft drink bottle and a pair of sandals with heroin but their luck ran out with the border guards BSF stumbling upon the consignment.
Chandigarh: Smugglers desperate to get their contraband across the border stuffed a soft drink bottle and a pair of sandals with heroin but their luck ran out with the border guards BSF stumbling upon the consignment.
While 175 gram of heroin was found stuffed in sandals near border outpost Khemkaran Kasur in Ferozepur sector, 2 kg of the narcotic substance was found in a cold drink bottle concealed in a pipe being used to irrigate fields near Border Out Post Daoke in Amritsar sector on Wednesday.
In the first incident, the contraband was found when BSF troops were performing Kissan Guard duty ahead of the border security fence, a BSF official said.
The troops spotted a white polythene lying in the fields. When the polythene was checked, a pair of sandals was with heroin stuffed in it was found, the official said.
In another incident, BSF troops found a soft drink bottle filled with 2 kg of heroin, BSF official said.
It was concealed inside a pipe which was three feet long and 10 inch in diameter and it was connecting two fields, the official said.
With this seizure, BSF has recovered 67.736 kg of heroin so far this year.
Smugglers have been trying ingenious methods like throwing small packets and using tubewells to push drugs into Indian territory from across the border.
During the sector commander-level meeting at the IB in the Suchetgarh area on Saturday, the BSF delegation emphasised on Pakistani drone activities, terrorist activities and digging of tunnels from across the border
Mamta Kulkarni, accused in a multi-crore drug deal, said in her plea she was the sole breadwinner of her family and also had to look after the medical expenses of her sister.
In a similar incident reported a week ago, a 12-year-old Bangladeshi boy had crossed over the border to meet his grandfather