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Apr 07, 2018

Punjab: BSF troopers eliminate Pakistani drugs smuggler, arrests another near international border in Amritsar sector

In Punjab, Border Security Force (BSF) troopers killed a Pakistani drugs smuggler and apprehended another early today near the international border in Amritsar sector.

A BSF spokesman said, four kg of heroin, valued at Rs 20 crore, two Pakistani SIM cards and a mobile phone were seized during a search of the area.

The spokesman said troopers noticed suspicious movement on the border security fence at Ramkot. He said that the troops challenged the smugglers as they tried to smuggle contraband items into Indian territory. As they did not pay heed, BSF troops opened fire. One of them was killed and another arrested. The arrested smuggler was being questioned by the BSF and other security agencies. Punjab shares a 553-km barbed wire border with Pakistan.

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