New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) said Wednesday it had seized five kg of heroin valued at Rs.25 crore from the border with Pakistan in Punjab.
The consignment was recovered during a search operation Tuesday at the Bhanian border outpost in Amritsar district, spokesperson Tirtha Acharya told IANS.
"(We) recovered five packets of contraband suspected to be heroin weighing five kg from a cemented pipe, four feet long and 10 inch in diameter, near a diesel tube well inside Indian territory," he said.
"This is a new modus-operandi of some drug traffickers. They place such contraband inside the pipe, and it is then taken out by associates on the other side," the official said.