8 kg of heroin seized near Indo-Pak border

Jalandhar: Heroin worth Rs 40 crore was seized by BSF personnel following a gunfight with Pakistani smugglers in Firozpur Sector along the Indo-Pak border here, BSF said today.

Troops at the D T Mal border post saw suspicious movement along the International Border and challenged the smugglers, BSF DIG R S Kataria said.

“Unfazed by the repeated warnings, the smugglers opened fire on the post. They fled the area after BSF personnel retaliated,” he said.

Later, while conducting a search, BSF troopers recovered 133 packets of the contraband, which is worth Rs 40 crore in the international market, the DIG said.

The BSF has so far seized 214 kg of heroin this year on the Indo-Pak border, he said.