Narcotics Monitor

The Border Security Force (BSF) recovered 12 kilograms of heroin, worth INR 600 million in the international market, near India-Pakistan International Border (IB) in Amritsar district. “We seized 12 packets of the contraband near the border fence. The area is manned by 88 Bn, BSF, Amritsar sector. A 13-foot-long PVC pipe was also found there. It was probably used to push packets across the border. No arrest has been made so far,” a BSF official said.

India   13-Jan-2021

The Border Security Force (BSF) recovered four packets of heroin weighing two kilograms from IB in Ferozepur sector of Ferozepur District.

India   10-Jan-2021

Police arrested a drug smuggler and recovered five kilograms of heroin worth INR 250 million in the international market from Indo-Pak International Border (IB) near Hussainiwala in Ferozepur District. The smuggler, identified as Dalbir Singh aliasDallu, was arrested with 250 grams heroin. Later on, based on his disclosure, in a joint operation with Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, five kilograms heroin, one pistol, 2 magazines, 18 live cartridges and Pakistani currency worth INR 1,100 were recovered at the designated place across the fencing near the IB. “During preliminary investigation, it came to the fore that Dalbir had links with Pakistan-based drug smugglers and was in touch with cross-border drug peddlers through the social media,” said a Police official

India   09-Jan-2021

According to Border Security Force (BSF) data, the BSF personnel have recovered 517 kilograms heroin and 43 weapons from along the Indo-Pak International Borders (IB) in Punjab in 2020. The BSF also shot dead eight drug smugglers and intruders in separate encounters in 2020. Additionally, a total of 13 Pakistanis and one Bangladeshi national were also arrested during the year. In a humanitarian gesture, the BSF handed over six Pakistanis to the Pakistan Rangers after they had inadvertently crossed the IB.

India   01-Jan-2021

The Border Security Force (BSF) foiled an infiltration attempt by a group of Pakistani smugglers to infiltrate and push narcotics into the Indian territory by recovering an iron ladder and a contraption with a pole in the Khanpur area of Abohar Sector along the International Border (IB) in Fazilka District.

India   31-Dec-2020

A joint team of Police and the Border Security Force (BSF) recovered 7.31 kilograms of heroin and three China-made .30 bore pistols from the Metla Border out Post (BoP)in the Dera Baba Nanak sector of Gurdaspur District. The consignment was pushed into the Indian territory by Belgium-based terrorist Jagdish Singh alias Bhura, who has links in Pakistan. During investigation, it was found that drug peddler Ranjit Singh, who is lodged in the Ludhiana jail, played a key role in the smuggling of the consignment.

India   30-Dec-2020

Security Forces recovered 5 kilograms heroin, worth INR 250 million in the international market, a pistol, two magazines and two live cartridges from across the barbed wire fencing in the area of BoP, Santokh Singh Wala, in Jalalabad subdivision of Fazilka District.

India   30-Dec-2020

The Border Security Force (BSF) personnel recovered around three kilograms of heroin from the Indo-Pak border at Attari sector in Amritsar District. The alert BSF troopers also recovered around 12-feet long plastic pipe near Burj border outpost under Bhindi Saida Police Station limits in the district. The pipe bearing a marking of made in Pakistan was found on the Indian side of the International Border (IB).

India   27-Dec-2020

The Border Security Force (BSF) recovered 2.232 kilograms of heroin worth INR 120 million in the international market, from the International Border (IB) in Ferozepur District.

India   19-Dec-2020

The Border Security Force (BSF) recovered 6 kilograms of heroin worth INR 300 million in the international market, from across the barbed wire fencing along the International Border (IB) in Fazilka District. BSF also arrested a smuggler in connection with the recovery of heroin.

India   18-Dec-2020

Two cross border smugglers, identified as – Lakhbir Singh and Bachittar Singh, were arrested in Amritsar District. The duo were members of a module that used drones to smuggle narcotics and weapons into India through Pakistan-based smugglers with links to pro-Khalistan operatives, the Punjab Police said in a statement. A quadcopter drone with a mini receiver and camera support, a .32 bore revolver, a Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV), cartridges and drugs have been recovered from their possession. Police said that the interrogation of the accused has revealed their alleged association with four other smugglers, who were lodged in the Amritsar jail.

India   15-Dec-2020

With the arrest of two persons identified as – Jaswinder Singh akaJass and Ramesh Kumar aka Kesa along with a recovery of 4 kilograms heroin in Lohian village of Jalandhar District, the Punjab Police claimed to have busted a major drug cartel linked to international gangsters and terrorists. Besides the heroin, two desi .32 bore pistols and a car bearing registration number JK-012-E-2277 have also been recovered from the accused, who used to bring drugs from Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) on instructions from imprisoned gangsters in Punjab.

India   12-Dec-2020

The Border Security Force (BSF) recovered five packets of heroin weighing 5.360 kilograms along the Indo-Pakistan border at Ferozepur sector of Ferozepur District.

India   05-Dec-2020

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) filed a supplementary charge-sheet in Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) narco-terror case in the NIA Special Court at Mohali in Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar District. The agency filed the charge-sheet against “narco-terrorist” Dharminder Singh aka Dhana (32) under various sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC), and Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985. “The accused used to receive Heroin smuggled from Pakistan from accused Jajbir Singh Samra and further distribute/sell it to local traffickers. The proceeds so generated used to be deposited with Jajbir Singh for further strengthening the activities of KLF,” NIA said in a release.

India   04-Dec-2020

The Border Security Force (BSF) recovered seven packets of heroin weighing 6.750 kilograms along with a pistol during the wee hours of November 28 near DT Mall BOP in the Ferozepur sector of Ferozepur District.

India   28-Nov-2020

The Border Security Force (BSF) recovered 1.550 kilograms contraband suspected to be heroin from the river Ravi in Gurdaspur sector along the International Border (IB) in Gurdaspur District.

India   28-Nov-2020

The Border Security Force (BSF) recovered six packets of heroin weighing 1.270 kilograms from near the Jagdish border outpost (BOP) in Ferozepur sector of Ferozepur District.

India   27-Nov-2020

The Border Security Force(BSF) recovered seven packets of heroin weighing 7.528 kilograms worth INR 380 million in the international market in the Ferozepur sector of Ferozepur District.

India   18-Nov-2020

The Punjab Police on arrested a Border Security Force (BSF) constable and two others in connection with the recovery of 11 kilograms of heroin smuggled from Pakistan along with INR 1.925 million from four drug smugglers. The BSF Constable – Barinder Singh was arrested from the BSF premises at Ganganagar in Sri Ganganagar District of Rajasthan. A .30 bore foreign-made pistol, a motorcycle and 745 grams of heroin was recovered from him. Following his interrogation, two other accused—Balkar Singh Balli and Jagmohan Singh Jaggu—both residents of Ganganagar were arrested. A .30 bore pistol and Rs 8 lakh in cash were recovered from Balkar Singh. Director General of Police (DGP) Dinkar Gupta said the BSF constable was “instrumental” in transferring drugs from across the Indo-Pak border and handing them over to the other accused.

India   18-Nov-2020

Police arrested four drug smugglers and recovered 11 kilograms of heroin worth INR 550 million in the international market from their possession at Malsian in Shahkot in Jalandhar District. The arrestees were identified as – Harjinder Pal alias Kala (27), Sanjit (34) and Ranjit Singh (20), all residents of Ferozepur, and Kishan Singh (32) of Ganganagar.

India   17-Nov-2020

A drug smuggler identified as Vijay Rajput, a native of Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh, was arrested along with two pistols, six cartridges, and 40 grams of heroin from Sector 17 at Chandigarh city in Chandigarh District. The Station House Officer (SHO) Ram Rattan said Rajput was supplying weapons to gangsters. “We have recovered a .30 bore pistol, which was purchased by Vijay from UP, for Rs50,000 and would have been sold for Rs1 lakh. Meanwhile, another 32 bore pistol was purchased for Rs25,000 and was meant to be sold for Rs50,000,” the SHO said adding that “He had come to supply drugs in the city when he was caught”.

India   12-Nov-2020

Punjab Police has neutralized a major drug trafficking racket and arrested four smugglers, identified as Gurdeep Singh Rano, Ravej, lqbal Singh and Randeep Singh aka Ranni in Ludhiana District. Police recovered 5.392 kg of heroin, a .315 bore rifle with cartridges, a .12 bore pump action gun, a .32 bore revolver along with cartridges and INR 2.1 million from their possession. Apart from this, luxury cars, including a Toyota Fortuner, an Audi 7, two Toyota Innovas, two BMWs, a Mercedes Benz and a Jaguar were recovered from the smugglers. In a press conference, STF Inspector General (IG) Balkar Singh said, the accused were active members of a high-level international drug network being run from Australia by Tanveer Singh Bedi of Batala.

India   07-Nov-2020

The Border Security Force (BSF) foiled a smuggling attempt and recovered four packets of heroin weighing 2.25 kilograms along the International Border (IB) in Ferozepur. “Alert troops from136 Bn BSF negated smuggling attempt and seized 4 pkts (2.250 kg) of heroin. Bordermen constantly thwarting nefarious designs of smugglers to push contraband from across the border,” BSF Punjab said in a tweet.

India   03-Nov-2020

The Border Security Force (BSF) recovered three packets of heroin weighing 2.435 kilograms worth INR 120 million in the international market along with a pistol, a magazine, and four cartridges near the International Border (IB) at Ferozepur sector in Ferozepur District.

India   20-Oct-2020

The Border Security Force (BSF) recovered 5 kilograms of heroin, estimated to be worth INR 250 million in the international market, near the International Border (IB) at Ferozepur sector in Ferozepur District

India   15-Oct-2020

The Border Security Force (BSF) recovered 9 kilograms heroin worth INR 450 million along the International Border (IB) at the Ferozepur sector in Ferozepur District.

India   14-Oct-2020

The Border Security Force (BSF) recovered four packets of heroin weighing 3.8 kilograms worth INR 180 million in the international market along the International Border (IB) at Ferozepur sector in Ferozepur District. During the current year so far, the BSF has seized 427.784 kilograms of heroin valuing over INR 21.23 billion in the international market.

India   08-Oct-2020

Police arrested a drug peddler, identified as Krishan along with 300 intoxicant tablets from Rupewali village in Shahkot in Jalandhar district.

India   06-Oct-2020

Police arrested a drug peddler, identified as Raj Kumar alias Raju and recovered 300 intoxicant tablets from his possession in Rame village in Jalandhar district.

India   06-Oct-2020

Punjab Police arrested two drug smugglers, identified as Simranjeet Singh alias Simran (26) and Balram Singh (26) from near Kartarpur in Jalandhar district when they were on a heroin delivery mission. The duo were arrested in a follow-up action on the recently busted international drug and weapon smuggling racket operated by former BSF Constable Sumit Kumar alias Noni. A 7.65 mm pistol with Italy marking, heroin, drug proceeds, two mobile phones, two Wi-Fi dongles and a racing bike were recovered from the accused.

India   04-Oct-2020

The Border Security Force (BSF) recovered one kilogram of heroin along the International border (IB) in the Amritsar sector in Amritsar district. During patrol duty, the BSF troops recovered two plastic bottles carrying the drug.

India   04-Oct-2020

Police recovered 600-kg poppy husk and 65,000 sedative tablets by intercepting a truck on the Abohar-Sriganganagar highway in Ferozepur district. The driver of the truck, Karamjit Singh Kamma was arrested. Preliminary interrogation reportedly indicated that the consignment was to be delivered in Katora village near Muktsar.

India   03-Oct-2020

According to the latest National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report on “Crime in India”, which was released on September 29, as many as 11,536 cases under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act were registered in Punjab in 2019. Out of these 5,609 were registered for possession of drugs for personal use or consumption and 5,927 for possession of drugs for trafficking. A total of 7,2779 cases under NDPS Act were registered across the country. In terms of numbers, maximum such cases were registered in Maharashtra (14,158), followed by Punjab (11,536) and Uttar Pradesh (10,198).

India   29-Sep-2020

The Border Security Force (BSF) personnel recovered 6.5 kg of heroin along the International Border (IB) in Ferozepur sector in Ferozepur district. According to BSF, a search operation was carried out near a Border Out Post (BOP) during which six packets of heroin weighing 6.5 kg were seized.

India   28-Sep-2020

The Special Task Force (STF) officials arrested two persons, identified as Balwant Singh and Mukul and recovered 30-gram heroin from their possession from near the old bus stand in Phase VIII in Mohali in SAS Nagar district.

India   29-Aug-2020

The Border Security Force (BSF) recovered 14 packets of heroin weighing approximately 14.7 kilograms in Abohar sector in Fazilka district.

India   29-Aug-2020

Police arrested four drugs smugglers, identified as Ram Labhaya, Manu Chawla, Meena Saini and Anchal and recovered 850 gm opium,75 gm heroin, Rs 1.22 lakh cash and five mobiles phones from them at a High-Tech Naka near Sutlej River in Phillaur in Jalandhar district.

India   28-Aug-2020

Police arrested a drug peddler, Nishan Singh on the charge of selling intoxicant tablets and recovered 400 intoxicant tablets from him in Lohian Khas in Jalandhar district.

India   28-Aug-2020

The Border Security Force (BSF) recovered two packets of 2-kg heroin near the International Border (IB) in the Border Out Post Gatti Biosoke area in Fazilka district.

India   27-Aug-2020

Punjab Police busted an international narco-terror racket with links to proscribed militant group Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) with the arrest of a wanted drug smuggler, Rajinder Singh alias Ganja and a police constable Karamjit Singh. A .32 bore pistol, four live cartridges and 530 grams heroin were recovered from Rajinder’s possession. According to police, Rajinder faces several drugs and arms-related cases. He was also involved in hawala transactions to the tune of Rs 12 crore. The police constable was facilitating safe movement of drugs and money during the coronavirus-induced lockdown.

India   26-Aug-2020

Police arrested three drug peddlers along with 100-gm heroin, Rs 3.50 lakh cash and a car in Ferozepur district.

India   24-Aug-2020

An Assistant sub-inspector (ASI) was shot at by a notorious smuggler, Rachhpal Singh Daula in Tarn Taran district. The injured ASI, Malkiat Singh, and his associate Ranjit Singh managed to arrest Rachhpal and seized his country-made revolver. His motorcycle was also impounded. However, Rachhpal’s accomplice Bhalwan managed to flee.

India   24-Aug-2020

Punjab Police arrested a wanted drug smuggler, identified as Rashpal Singh from Tarn Taran district. Rashpal Singh is wanted in several cases registered under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act and is also suspected of having links with terrorists. A country-made semi-automatic pistol, two magazines and six live rounds were recovered from Singh. The motorcycle used by him and his associate has also been seized.

India   24-Aug-2020

The Border Security Force (BSF) shot dead five Pakistani intruders in self-defence after the infiltrators opened fire on the Indian troopers along the International Border (IB) in Tarn Taran district of Punjab early in the morning. One AK-47 assault rifle with two magazines and 27 live rounds, four .9mm Berretta pistols with seven magazines and 109 live rounds, 9kg heroin, two mobile phones and Rs 610 in Pakistani currency were also recovered from the infiltrators. According to the BSF’s Inspector General (IG), Punjab Frontier, Mahipal Yadav, prima facie, it appears the five men were trying to infiltrate as they were carrying arms and drugs, but their exact motive will be ascertained by the Punjab Police during their investigation. The mobile phones recovered by the intruders could contain vital information, Yadav said.

India   22-Aug-2020

The Special Task Force (STF) seized 4.2 kg of heroin hidden in a water pipe across the barbed fence near Chanduwadala village border outpost in Gurdaspur in Gurdaspur district. A STF official said that the seizure was made following the questioning of Sukhwinder Singh alias Kaka, of Chanduwadala village, who had around 15 acres across the barbed fence. Kaka was arrested following a tip-off that he, along with Karandeep Singh of Dhilwan and Mandeep Singh of Chanduwadala village, had smuggled a drug consignment, procured from Pakistan-based smugglers, into the country.

India   22-Aug-2020

The Border Security Force (BSF) and the state police in a joint operation seized 1 kg of heroin near the border outpost in Fazilka in Fazilka district.

India   22-Aug-2020

The Border Security Force (BSF) arrested five drug smugglers, identified as Bikramjit Singh, Nirmal Singh, Nachhattar Singh, Panjab Singh and Raju and recovered 1.12 kg heroin from them in Wan Tara Singh village in Tarn Taran district. The contraband was concealed in their shoes.

India   22-Aug-2020

The Border Security Force (BSF) found eight packets of heroin, weighing 2.41 kg, in the fields of Tarsem Singh of Naushehra Dhalla in Tarn Taran district.

India   22-Aug-2020

The Border Security Force (BSF) recovered 4 kg of heroin from near Mohar Sona border outpost of Fazilka district in the evening. According to official sources, during a search, the BSF team recovered four packets from the agricultural fields of a farmer, Bhagwan Singh, of Retewali Bhaini village. The consignment was allegedly pushed from the Pakistan side into the Indian territory.

India   20-Aug-2020

The Border Security Force (BSF) recovered three packets of heroin weighing 3.26 kg, worth Rs 15 crore, and a China-made pistol (.30 bore) and a magazine near border outpost Shameke along the zero line in Ferozepur sector in Ferozepur district.

India   16-Aug-2020

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