Drugs worth Rs 260 crore smuggled from Pakistan seized

Amritsar Narcotic drugs with an estimated value of 260 crore, allegedly smuggled from Pakistan, were seized from two different places along the Indo-Pak border in the district by Border Security Force (BSF).

52 kilogram of heroin worth Rs 260 crore in the international Black market was seized on Tuesday from two different places of Punjab border, DIG Intelligence BSF Pankaj Jaiswal said in Amritsar on Wednesday.

"32 kilogram heroin was seized last night from Khem Karan border whereas another seizure of 20 kilogram was made last night from Rorawali Border Post near Attari border," he said.

BSF night patrolling party observed some suspected movements near Khem Karan, but gun shots were fired on them by smugglers whereupon BSF retaliated, the DIG said.

After the retaliation by BSF the smugglers under the cover of darkness managed to escape towards Pakistan, he said.

Besides the 32 kilograms of heroin, during a search conducted on Wednesday morning BSF recovered one automatic pistol, one Nokia mobile with Pakistani Sim and opium in very small quantity, he said.

Mr Jaiswal said the Pakistani smugglers were carrying AK-47 Assault rifle with them since an empty case of cartridges of the same calibre were recovered in the morning from the spot.

No one has been arrested from both spots since the smugglers managed to escape during night, he added.

Story First Published: April 17, 2013 13:03 IST

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