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Heroin recovered from Punjab border

Sixteen kilograms of heroin valued at Rs 160 million in the international market was recovered by BSF personnel from the Punjab border.
IANS | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2007 07:54 PM IST

Sixteen kilograms of heroin valued at Rs 160 million in the international market was recovered by Border Security Force (BSF) personnel from the India-Pakistan border in Punjab.

BSF deputy inspector general of police Akeel Mohammed said two people were found throwing packets from the Pakistani side along the Ferozepur sector, about 250 kms from Chandigarh, late on Wednesday night. Two people were sitting on the Indian side to receive the packets.

The two on the Indian side were chased by the BSF guards but they managed to escape.

BSF officials said they did not fire as the area was close to the international border.

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