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BSF recovers 26 kg heroin near Amritsar

IANS  Chandigarh, October 10, 2013
First Published: 11:40 IST(10/10/2013) | Last Updated: 21:01 IST(10/10/2013)

The Border Security Force (BSF) on Thursday recovered nearly 26 kg of heroin in Amritsar sector near the India-Pakistan international border in Punjab, an officer said.

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Alert BSF troopers foiled an attempt by Pakistani smugglers to push the consignment to their Indian counterparts.

The heroin seized is valued at Rs.130 crore in the international market, a BSF officer said in Amritsar.

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(BSF officers show 26 kg heroin worth Rs. 130 crore, seized near the Indo-Pak border
outpost at Rajtal in Amritsar on Thursday. PTI )

The recovery was made near the Rajatal border out-post (BOP), 300 km from here. A mobile phone with a Pakistani Sim card was also recovered.

The Pakistani smugglers managed to escape under cover of darkness. Punjab has a 553-km long barbed wire fenced international border with Pakistan.

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