The Border Security Force on Monday claimed to have seized four packets of narcotics, suspected to be heroin, near the fencing areas at the border in Punjab's Firozepur.Following the recovery on Sunday evening, two farmers and a labourer working in the field at that time were detained.According to the BSF officials, on a specific input, the troops kept a strict vigil on the activities of farmers working near the border security fence area.On Sunday evening, the security personnel noticed suspicious activities of two farmers and one labourer working near the border fence. The BSF's 'Kissan guard party' promptly acted and frisked them and searched the area.While searching the area, the troops found a fresh digging mark near a eucalyptus tree and recovered four packets of contraband items suspected to be heroin (Gross weight-1 Kg) wrapped in a blue polythene.The officials also said that the two farmers and one labourer have been detained for interrogation and the matter is under investigation.
Recently, the Firozepur sector under BSF's Punjab Frontier has witnessed a spurt in recovery of contrabands being pushed from the Pakistani side. On April 8, the Force recovered 1.200 kg of heroin from two women inside the Border Security sector.The officials in the Force have said that despite the continuous efforts from the anti- Indian element in Pakistan to push narcotics into Indian Territory, the BSF has successfully thwarted the smuggling bids by high level of alertness on the border areas.On April 4, the Force seized over two kg of contrabands suspected to be heroin, while on January 12, 6.3 kilograms heroin and one pistol, one magazine and 50 rounds were recovered.Sources in the central security forces said that drones have also been used to smuggle drugs and arms inside India. The Forces have neutralised these attempts in the past by shooting them down.They also said that the BSF is working on developing "anti-drone technology" jointly with the Defence Ministry's Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO)."Once the force gets the technology, this will make the border management secured to a larger extent.