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7kg heroin confiscated at Pak border

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, December 20, 2012
First Published: 23:47 IST(20/12/2012) | Last Updated: 23:50 IST(20/12/2012)

The Border Security Force (BSF) seized 7kg of heroin worth R35 crore after a brief exchange of fire with Pakistani smugglers near border outpost (BOP) at Chanmulla in the Amritsar sector on Wednesday.

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A release issued by the BSF on Thursday claimed that its personnel on duty at Chanmulla outpost noticed some movement on the Indian territory close to the zero line. After being challenged by the BSF personnel, the Pakistan intruders opened fire at them.

The BSF personnel also retaliated, forcing the smugglers to flee into the Pakistan territory. During a search operation on Thursday morning, BSF men found seven packets of heroin — each weighThe Border Security Force (BSF) seized 7kg of heroin worth R35 crore after a brief exchange of fire with Pakistani smugglers near border outpost (BOP) at Chanmulla in the Amritsar sector on Wednesday.

A release issued by the BSF on Thursday claimed that its personnel on duty at Chanmulla outpost noticed some movement on the Indian territory close to the zero line. After being challenged by the BSF personnel, the Pakistan intruders opened fire at them.

The BSF personnel also retaliated, forcing the smugglers to flee into the Pakistan territory. During a search operation on Thursday morning, BSF men found seven packets of heroin — each weighing 1kg — lying in a field close to the border.

The BSF release stated that the seizure followed an instruction from BSF inspector general (IG) of the Punjab Frontier Aditya Mishra to step up vigil along the border.

Operational guidelines have been issued to the border guards to keep a vigil on narcotic smugglers.ing 1kg — lying in a field close to the border.

The BSF release stated that the seizure followed an instruction from BSF inspector general (IG) of the Punjab Frontier Aditya Mishra to step up vigil along the border.

Operational guidelines have been issued to the border guards to keep a vigil on narcotic smugglers.

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