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Five kg of heroin seized in Ferozepur sector

Press Trust of India  |  Ferozepur (Pb) 

The BSF today claimed to have found five kg of heroin buried under a tree in the D T Mal Border Outpost area here.

The seizure was made on the basis of specific information from the STF, a BSF official said.

"A special joint search operation of the BSF and STF was launched ahead of the border security fence in the D T Mal Border Outpost area," the official said.

During the operation, five packets of the contraband, heroin, were found buried under a berry tree in a yellow polythene packet, the BSF official said.

Including this seizure, a total of 76.67 kg of heroin has been recovered in 2017, the official said.

The has formed a special STF in order to combat the drug menace in the state.

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First Published: Tue, May 16 2017. 20:13 IST