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