Amritsar, Apr 4 ANI | 7 months ago

The Border Security Force (BSF) has seized 13 kilograms of suspected heroin following an encounter with smugglers near the India-Pakistan border in Punjab.

Addressing mediapersons here, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of the BSF's Amritsar Sector, M. F. Farooqui said the recovery was carried out near the Mullakot border outpost, and added that the seized pistol was a replica of an AK-47 assault rifle.

Giving details of the incident, Farooqui said BSF troops deployed in the area observed some suspicious movement on both sides of the fence on Wednesday night/Thursday morning.

On being challenged, the smugglers fired at the BSF troops, who fired back in retaliation.

"We fired around 34 rounds. After that when we inspected the area, we recovered 13 packet of heroin. Some packets had fallen on our side and some were lying on the other side of the border. Apart from that one new model rifle like a small AK-47 was also recovered," said Farooqui.

The suspected miscreants have reportedly fled taking advantage of the darkness.

BSF chief also added that tight security measures are being undertaken along the border in the backdrop of the upcoming general elections.

(Posted on 04-04-2014)

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