BSF finds 18 kg of heroin near border in Rajasthan

January 23rd, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS  

Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) Monday recovered 18 kilograms of heroin, worth Rs. 800 million in the international market, near the India-Pakistan border in Rajasthan’s Sriganganagar district, officials said.

The drugs apparently had been smuggled into Indian territory from Pakistan, sources in the BSF said adding that the smugglers from Pakistan had buried the consignment in the ground on Indian territory.

Some people in Rajasthan were to take the delivery from the spot but the BSF personnel found it before that.

No one has been arrested so far.

“About 18 packets of heroin each containing one kilogram were recovered from a place near BSF’s Kakhiya check post,” BSF’s Inspector General (Rajasthan Frontier) K.L. Meena told media persons.

The BSF sources said that a person had been spotted running away from the international border on the Pakistan territory.

“We suspect that the person threw the packets wrapped in a piece of cloths across the border from Pakistan. Further investigation is on,” said a source in the BSF.

The Rajasthan Police and the intelligence agencies have also been informed about the recovery.

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