The Border Security Force (BSF) claimed to have recovered 5-kg heroin from Border Out Post (BOP) Rattoke along the Indo-Pak Border.
BSF Deputy Inspector General RK Thapa said, "On the intervening night of January 2 and 3 (Friday and Saturday), BSF troops deployed on duty in BOP Rattoke, observed suspicious movement of smugglers from across the fence from the Pakistan side. Later, they heard the sound of something being thrown near the fence. At this, the sentry on duty rushed towards the spot with the BSF troops challenging the smugglers. However, the Pakistani smugglers opened fire forcing the troops to open fire in self-defence. The smugglers, however, managed to escape under the cover of fog."
Later, a detailed search of the area was conducted and five packets of heroin valued at around `25 crore in the international market were recovered near the fence, he added.
The DIG claimed that vigil had been tightened due to the inclement weather and this led to the foiling of the smuggling bid.