BSF kills Drug Smuggler along Indo-Pak border in Punjab; Seizes 10 kg Narcotics
New Delhi, Feb 20: A Pakistan national drug smuggler was killed while another managed to flee during an ambush along Indo-Pakistan border in Punjab. 10 kg of narcotics as well as arms and ammunition was recovered, said Border Security Force (BSF) official on Tuesday.
The incident took place at the Barreke post in Firozpur sector of the International Border (IB) late Monday night. A senior BSF official said that ambush team saw two Pakistani smugglers approaching stealthily towards the fence after crossing the IB into the Indian territory. When the security personnel opened fire on them and one smuggler was killed in exchange of fire while another ran away.
The body of the smuggler, 10 kg of drugs suspected to be heroin, one Chinese pistol and a magazine, 17 bullets, Pakistani currency worth Rs110, 2 mobile phones, 3 Pakistani mobile phone SIM cards, a plastic pipe and some other items were recovered.
Meanwhile, in another incident, the border force apprehended a 30-year-old Pakistani national, a resident of Lahore, from the Maharsona border post in the Fazilka district of the state late last night. “The man is being questioned,” the official said.
India has long accused Pakistan of training and arming militants and helping them infiltrate across the heavily militarized Line of Control into Jammu and Kashmir, its only Muslim majority state.