Heroin worth Rs 105 cr seized

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BSF today seized 21 kg of heroin, worth around Rs 105 crore in international market, after a brief encounter with Pakistani smugglers along the Indo-Pak border in Ferozepur sector of Punjab.
Acting on a tipoff, BSF jawans along with counter intelligence team of Punjab Police held a special vigilance drive. On noticing suspicious activities of the smugglers near Gajjal border outpost (BOP) the jawans challenged them on which they opened fire, BSF Inspector General, Punjab Frontier, Anil Paliwal said.
When the jawans retaliated, the smugglers fled from the spot taking advantage of the darkness and standing crops, the IG said.
The cross firing took place around 3 am today after which the personnel searched the spot and seized 21 packets of heroin, each containing one kg of the drug, worth around Rs 105 crore in the international market, Paliwal said.
They also recovered one pistol, its one magazine, five bullets and four empty bullet shells from the spot, he said.
This year, the BSF has recovered 316 kg heroin along the International Border area from across the State.

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