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Over 100kg heroin worth Rs5b seized in two months at Indian border

Over 100kg heroin worth Rs5b seized in two months at Indian border

NEW DELHI: Admitting that there was spurt in the attempts to smuggle narcotics from across the border, Inspector General (IG) of Border Security Force (BSF), Punjab Frontier Ajay Tomar has said within last two months, border guarding force achieved success in seizing more than 100-kg heroin, worth Rs500 crore in the international market.

“Recently BSF had made some static changes in guarding the Indo-Pak border, which yielded success in the form of seizure of more than 100kg heroin, which include the big hauls of 25-kg and 17-kg packets,” Tomar said.

“The heroin, which is available in Afghanistan at the price of couple of lakhs per kg, sold at the Rs5 crore per kg when reach in European countries in retail,” the IG said, adding that as the economy of Afghanistan is already in bad shape, narcotic smuggling has attracted the youth for fast buck.