BSF personnel seized a cache of arms and ammunition in the Amritsar sector of Punjab along with 41 kg of heroin worth an estimated INR 2.05 billion. The consignment was being allegedly smuggled into India from Pakistan in two attempts, sources said. The first incident happened near the Rattan Khurd Border Outpost, where 40 packets of heroin, a pistol, three pistol magazines, and a mobile phone and charger of Pakistani make along with 18 rounds of ammunition were recovered. In the second incident, the BSF party picked up a consignment in the Daoke Border Post area in the same sector which was found to be a packet of the same contraband, the officer added.
Custom officials in Amritsar recovered 34 live cartridges along with 12.8 kilograms of heroin and 150-gram opium concealed in the hose pipe of a goods train that was about to leave for Pakistan.
BSF troops deployed in the area of Border Out Post (BOP) Naushera Dhalla in Amritsar shot dead three Pakistani smugglers and recovered 20-kilogram narcotics and ammunition. In another incident in the Ferozpur sector, BSF recovered 16-kilogram heroin and ammunition during the search operation that followed the gun battle. BSF had recovered 2 Pistols, 3 Magazines 17 rounds of ammunition and 1 Pak mobile phone with Pak SIM card besides 36 packets of heroin in Amritsar and Ferozpur sectors.
BSF personnel seized one pistol, one magazine, seven rounds, one country-made pistol, a mobile phone, and a Pakistan SIM card along with 17 kilograms of heroin valued INR 850 million after an encounter with Pakistani smugglers on the Indo-Pak border in Punjab's Amritsar district.
BSF and Ferozepur Police have seized one kg heroin, a pistol and cartridges near the Border Out Post (BOP) of Dona Telu Mal, close to the IB in Ferozepur Sector of same District.
Police arrested an ISI agent, Harjinder Singh, an ex-serviceman, near Havelian village in Amritsar District. Police seized two Pakistani SIM cards from his possession and a diary containing information on sensitive installations. They also arrested three cross-border smugglers, Harwant Singh, Gurdev Singh, and Gurdit Singh, along with Harjinder from the same location. Police also seized a pistol and six .32 bore cartridges, 250g opium and a 0.5kg intoxicant powder from their possession.
BSF foiled an attempt of armed Pakistani smugglers to smuggle arms, ammunition, and heroin in India from IB with Pakistan in Ferozepur Sector of Ferozepur District, Punjab. When challenged by BSF, Pakistani smugglers fired at BSF party that was retaliated and the smugglers flee leaving behind arms, ammunition, and heroin. BSF recovered 13kg of heroin valued INR 650 million in the international market, one pistol super gold 30 bores, two plastic grenades marked ARGES SPL HG 14/97, two pistol magazines and 50 rounds.
BSF recovered FICN worth INR 487,000 along with 18 kg heroin valued around INR 900 million in the international market from Tarn Taran District.
Police busted a racket in Mohali and arrested 5 persons involved in FICN and narcotics. FICN worth INR 94,000 was seized and interrogation of the gang revealed that the FICN and narcotics were routed through Nepal and Uttar Pradesh.
Amritsar District police arrested one person, Gurdev Singh along with FICN with a face value of INR 3, 00,000 and heroin worth INR 25 million in the Chheharta area. Gurdev was involved in cross border smuggling of heroin and FICN.
Smuggler Bhupinder Singh was arrested by BSF from the Dera Nanak Sector of Gurdaspur District and recovered one country made Pakistani pistol, two magazines, 15 rounds of ammunition, along with 15 kg heroin valued around INR 750 million in the international market.
BSF troopers recovered 11 kilograms of heroin along with FICN with a face value of INR 1.2 million near Border Outpost Khalra in Amarkot sector of Ferozepur District.
The State Special Operation Cell (Counter Intelligence unit) of Amritsar Police arrested two cross-border smugglers, identified as Jassa Singh and Harpal Singh, and recovered five kilograms of heroin worth INR 250 million in the international market and INR 0.225 million FICN. The duo was indulged in cross-border smuggling of heroin and FICN and was delivering them to different destinations like Amritsar and Delhi.
The BSF seized an assault magazine with 18 rounds of ammunition along with nine kilograms heroin valued around INR 45 crore, a mobile phone and two SIM of Pakistan's Zong mobile network near Rajatal village in Amritsar District. BSF stated that Pakistan based smugglers had used PVC pipe to smuggle heroin and ammunition from across the border fence. The smugglers also left behind a small quantity of opium. BSF mentioned that when they challenged, three Pak smugglers. They started spraying bullets on troops, who retaliated and opened fire. This made the smugglers flee back.
A goods train arrived in Amritsar of Punjab from Pakistan contained 105 kg heroin valued at INR 5.25 billion in the International market and 500 cartridges of Magnum 397 bore revolver valued around INR 200,000 lakh concealed in cement bags were seized.
BSF recovered 2-kilogram heroin near India- Pakistan International Border (IB) in Khalra or Tarn Taran District.
Drugs, arms, and FICNs brought from Pakistan and Dubai were seized in Bhatinda District. Several arrests have been made in separate such incidents. In one such incident, suspects Jora Singh and Bhagwan Singh of Ferozepur District bought heroin from Pakistan on August 18 and ran away from the border when challenged during smuggling. BSF then found seven kilograms of heroin and FICN worth 573,000 dumped on the spot. The counter-intelligence Police at Barnala claimed to have arrested suspects Paramjit Pamma and Gurjant Singh with 120-kg poppy husk and 250-gm opium.
BSF has recovered three pistols and one-kilogram heroin valued at INR five crore, near Border outpost D.S. Pura, (Amritsar Sector) near India-Pakistan border. Troops reacted swiftly and challenged the Pakistani intruders who fled back taking advantage of darkness and undulating ground but dropped the contrabands in the fields which were recovered later.
Three Pakistan nationals, including the driver of a goods train from across the border and his assistant was among five persons detained at the Attari (Amritsar District) railway station after BSF soldiers spotted a bag containing FICNs with a face value of around INR 1.5 million and drugs were thrown from the train.
BSF personnel killed three cross-border smugglers, including two Pakistanis, and recovered 10 kg heroin valued at around INR 50 crore and one pistol from check post near pillar number 72/17, close to Sundergarh border outpost near the India-Pakistan International Border.
A patrolling party of BSF shot dead three Pakistani smugglers near Amarkot village in Amritsar District and recovered 22 kilograms of heroin valued at around INR 11 million in the international market.
BSF patrol parties seized 23 kilograms heroin, valued around INR 1150 million, near the India-Pakistan border in Amritsar and Ferozepur.
BSF recovered five kilograms of heroin and FICNs of various denominations amounting to INR 980,000 from Naushehra Dhallan village near India-Pakistan international border in Punjab.
The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) recovered a cache of arms and ammunition and arrested one person in Firozpur District in Punjab. Besides the arms, 54 kg heroin - originating from Pakistan – was also been seized. The haul is seen as outfits across the border using drug syndicates to fund terror networks and reviving Khalistani militancy in Punjab.
Five persons have been arrested from a village in Amritsar and six kilograms of RDX as well as 20 detonators, time-devices, and heroin recovered from them, Police said.
The BSF personnel arrested four Pakistani intruders who were trying to enter India through the Tarn Taran District of Punjab. Two kilograms of heroin, two pistols, two Pakistani mobiles, and Pakistani currency notes were recovered from their possession.
A Pakistani intruder was shot dead when he entered the Indian territory with a consignment of heroin worth INR 10 crore and ignored the warnings given by BSF to surrender at the Ferozepur sector of the India-Pakistan border of Punjab region.
Officials of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) recovered 17.59kg of heroin in Pathankot and arrested two persons in this connection.
Punjab Police arrested four persons, including two BKI activists, and recovered a large number of arms, ammunition, fake currency and heroin from them. The arrested persons are believed to be planning to perpetrate mass killings.