The Border Security Force (BSF) on Thursday recovered high grade heroin worth Rs 25 crore near the border fencing at Suchetgarh near here between India and Pakistan.

This is being considered as a major achievement of the BSF.

A spokesman of BSF said that a plastic can packed with 5 kgs of heroin was recovered on the international Border (IB).

On a specific information of BSF I-Nagar and further joined by DRI Jammu, troops of the 36 Battalion BSF carried out special search operation ahead of border fence on International Boundary in the area of BOP Suchetgarh.

BSF party led by Sanjay Guleria, Second in Command, found a plastic can in a branch of Phalku Nalla.

During search the can was found to be filled with around 5 kgs of drugs. The place of recovery was about 100 meters ahead of fence inside Indian territory.

The area on Pakistan side of IB is undulated with small nallas and wild growth which might have provided cover to smugglers to conceal the contraband. This is the first instance of attempt of smuggling on the Jammu IB seized by BSF.

Last year in the month of December, BSF, jointly with DRI Jammu, had recovered 3 kgs of heroin on specific information of BSF Sunderbani from area of IB manned by Army.

BSF I-Nagar has been working on likely drugs smuggling for some time. It is suspected that this consignment was to be taken to Punjab through local Indian smugglers working for Pakistani smuggling group run by notorious Pak smuggler Chaudhary Akram.

BSF, in tandem with other agencies, is developing input to identify and nail down the local smugglers and break the network. Smugglers are adopting conceal and clear method which was seen in last two cases.