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BSF foils Pak smugglers' bid, seizes 7-kg heroin

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Amritsar, December 20, 2012
First Published: 19:34 IST(20/12/2012) | Last Updated: 22:29 IST(20/12/2012)

The Border Security Force (BSF) seized 7 kg of heroin estimated to be worth Rs. 35 crore in the international market after a brief exchange of fire with Pakistani smugglers near the Chanmulla border outpost in the Amritsar sector on Wednesday night.

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A release issued by the BSF here on Thursday said that BSF jawans on duty at the Chanmulla outpost noticed some movement in the Indian territory close to the zero line. On being challenged by the BSF jawans, the smugglers opened fire on the security forces.

The BSF jawans too retaliated with firing, forcing the smugglers to flee into Pakistan.

After searching the area in the morning, BSF troops found seven packets of heroin, weighing 1 kg each, in a field close to the border.

BSF seizures in Punjab this year
Heroin------------------------------ 285.215 kg
Opium------------------------------ 540 grams
Poppy husk---------------------- 5.5 kg
Fake Indian currency--------- Rs. 46.21 lakh
Weapons -------------------------- 23
Ammunition---------------------33 magazines, 264 cartridges
Pak smugglers killed ---------7
Pak intruders killed ------------4
Indian smugglers killed------1
Indian smugglers apprehended ----19
Pak nationals apprehended ---------34
Bangladesh nationals apprehended---12
Indian nationals apprehended -----------15

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