New Delhi: Acting on intelligence information, a collaborative effort between the Border Security Force and Punjab Police has resulted in the interception of a trans-border drug trafficking operation. Officials reported on Monday that 26 kg of heroin had been seized, and two Pakistani nationals were apprehended in Fazilka.
“FIR is registered at SSOC Fazilka. Investigations on-going to establish backward and forward linkages. Punjab Police is totally committed in war against drugs to make Punjab drug-free as per the directions of CM Bhagwant Mann Singh,” DGP Punjab Police posted on X, formerly Twitter.
During the operation, an exchange of gunfire occurred between one of the Pakistani nationals and the security forces, resulting in an injury to the individual in question. It is notable that drug smugglers from across the border in Pakistan frequently utilise drones to drop illegal shipments of contraband.
The local police have officially lodged an FIR at SSOC Fazilka, and active efforts are underway to establish the interconnectedness of the operation, both backward and forward.