In yet another narcotics haul in Punjab, the Border Security Force arrested a Pakistani smuggler was near border fencing in Rajatal in Punjab’s Amritsar on late Saturday night. Six packets of heroin were recovered from the possession of the smuggler, identified as Kashi Ali.
“We have recovered 6 packets of heroin & arrested a Pakistani smuggler, Kashi Ali near border fencing in Rajatal, Amritsar, Punjab last night. The packets were kept in a bag having Pakistani marking, ” Bhupinder Singh, DIG, BSF told media.
These 6 packets of heroin weigh around 6.3 kg. The cost of the drug is said to be around Rs 30 crores globally.
Vibes of India earlier wrote on the free trade of opium in Afghanistan and how it could impact its neighbouring countries. Afghanistan is by far the world’s largest opium supplier and is estimated to produce four-fifths of global supply. The drug accounts for 11 per cent of the Afghan economy, the United Nations estimated in 2018. The opium being freely bought and sold in the drug bazaars of southern Afghanistan will soon make its way as heroin into the country’s neighbours.