Troops of 87 Battalion of Border Security Force (BSF) on Monday arrested a Pakistani national near the international-boundary fence in Tarn Taran.
Intruder Aheel Ahmed (27) is from Narang Mandi village in Pakistan’s Sheikhupura district. The BSF caught him around 9am and handed him over to police, to whom he disclosed in the preliminary interrogation that Pakistani drug smugglers had sent him over to look for gaps in the Indian border security.
He said his village was close to the zero line and the three smugglers who had forced him to infiltrate carried 20-kilogram drug each, besides firearms, and their Indian contacts were to pick up the contraband. “He said this was his second illegal border crossing, though we suspect that he has done it many times,” said Khalra additional station house officer Sahib Singh.