The Gurdaspur administration and security agencies are in a tizzy following two large heroin seizures near the International Border (IB), for which all efforts are being made to plug the gaps through which cross-border smuggling occurs.
Local administrators, the police, and the BSF are still thinking about yesterday’s incident when the Punjab Police’s counter-intelligence unit arrested two peddlers with 10 kg of heroin from the IB.
Gurdaspur police and the BSF had arrested three peddlers with Pakistani contacts three days before this catch. In mid-December, drones were used to fly a large quantity of heroin into India.
The two incidents have demonstrated that peddlers are most active during foggy weather, such as we are experiencing these days. According to the weatherman, there will be more fog in the coming weeks, so the agencies have gone into overdrive.
DIG Prabhakar Joshi, SSP Deepak Hilori, and DC Himanshu Aggarwal spent approximately five hours yesterday evening at the IB. Five villages were visited and residents were asked to remain vigilant until the winter fog dissipates.
The meeting was to be held in Rosseh village, located on the IB, with residents from adjacent villages.
As a result of the inclement weather, the Pakistan-based espionage agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) will attempt to bring in contraband, according to security agencies.
“Foggy days are prime times for intruders and narcotics to be brought in,” said an officer.
Villagers have been asked to report any suspicious characters they encounter in their respective areas to SSP Hilori. Additionally, the BSF has announced a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh for any villager who reports any unusual activity near the wire fencing, including attempts to push in heroin through pipes.