This has been the first instance of a narcotic seizure by BSF on the international border (IB) in Jammu. Last December, BSF along with DRI Jammu had seized three kg heroin along the IB in Chicken Neck area.
The contraband was brought in Ahmedabad amid tight security from Porbandar where it was stored after being seized by the Indian Coast Guard on July 30, NCB's zonal director Hari Om Gandhi told reporters.
ASI Angrez Singh has been booked under Section 59 (1) (Failure of officer in duty or his connivance at the contravention of the provisions of this Act) of NDPS Act. He was also suspended by Police commissioner RN Dhoke.
Overdose deaths from opioids have increased almost six-fold in past two decades in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The year 2017 witnessed more than 15,000 deaths due to heroin overdose.