"Keeping in view the vulnerability of the border from smuggling point of view, during rainy season, border domination was increased so as to effectively check the menace of narcotics smuggling on the Punjab border with Pakistan," the BSF said in a statement.
The apprehended person was identified as Santosh Singh. He hails from the Rudraprayag district in Uttarakhand.
When the person was apprehended, he was under the influence of some drug, the force said.
After the apprehension of person, the area was thoroughly searched by BSF, which recovered one packet of contraband suspected to be heroin.
In another operation, the BSF apprehended a militant commander in Malkangiri district in Odisha on Thursday.
"Troops of 61 Battalion BSF deployed in Malkangiri, Odisha for intensifying the anti-Maoist operations, carried out a special operation on Aug 15, 2013 in the general area of Janbai, Badapada and Muttum," the BSF said.
The force said it apprehended a militia commander identified as Narsing Mare, aged 25 years.
The apprehended militia commander was working as an aide for top Maoist extremists in Malkangiri, Odisha, the BSF said.
He was handed over to Chitrakonda police station on the same day.
--IBNS (Posted on 16-08-2013)