Ferozepur, June 30 (PTI) A consignment of 2.7 kg of heroin was seized from an area near Border Out Post (BOP) Kassoke in Punjab’s Ferozepur sector in a joint operation by the Punjab Police and the BSF today. Also Read - 8 Dead in Dynamite Blast At Quarry in Karnataka's Shivamogga

Assistant Inspector General (AIG) of Counter Intelligence (CI) Wing of Punjab Police, Narinder Pal Singh Sidhu, said the operation was launched following a tip off that alleged drug peddler Surjit Singh alias Jitan, a resident of Bhane Wala village, will be receiving a consignment of drugs. Also Read - SNAP 2020 Result LIVE NOW for MBA Entrance Exam, Download SNAP Scorecard at snaptest.org

The CI wing personnel raided Singh’s place and took him into custody, Sidhu said. Also Read - China Warms Up To Joe Biden, Asks Him To Bring Bilateral Ties Back on Right Track

Later, a joint special search operation was carried out with the help of BSF troopers from the BOP Kassoke, the AIG added.

Five packets of heroin were recovered from fields near the border, Sidhu said, adding that the consignment was concealed in a tubewell pipe.

“Singh was in touch with Pakistani smugglers through social media,” Sidhu added.

He used to retrieve the drug consignments from the designated places while working as a labourer in the fields, Sidhu said.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.