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Heroin worth Rs. 90 cr seized

The Border Security Force (BSF) claims to have recovered 18kg heroin worth Rs. 90 crore along with fake currency amounting to Rs. 4.87 lakh from Rattoke border outpost (BOP) at Khemkaran in Ferozepur sector on Tuesday.

Giving details, Punjab Frontier IG Aditya Mishra said, ‘In the wee hours of Tuesday, the BSF troops deployed at the BOP observed two to three people moving suspiciously in front of the border security fence.

When the troops challenged the smugglers, the suspects went back to the Pakistani side. After this, a comprehensive search operation was launched and 18 packets of contraband and a packet of fake currency were recovered from near the fence, claimed the IG.

The seized notes were in the denomination of Rs. 1,000, the BSF said.

The BSF intends to lodge a protest with Pakistan and also conduct a flag meeting with the Pakistani Rangers.

‘Keping in view the vulnerability of border, operational norms have been issued to strengthen border areas in order to effectively check smuggling’, he said.
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