Arms, narcotics smuggled from pak seized in punjab


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Six kilograms of heroin with a street value of Rs 30 crore, an AK-47 rifle and 100 live cartridges smuggled from Pakistan via Punjab border were seized here Saturday and two persons arrested, police said.

Acting on a tip-off, the State Special Operation Cell (SSOC) of Punjab Police nabbed the two alleged smugglers near the Indo-Pak border when they were going to deliver the consignment to another place.

The drugs, arms and ammunition, which also included four magazines, were smuggled to India from Pakistan recently, SP SSOC Manminder Singh said.
Mr. Singh said the two arrested men have been identified as Satnam Singh and Harjinder Singh, residents of border village Ramdas. They told interrogators that the items were brought to India with the help of Pakistani smugglers.

The duo was constantly in touch with their Pakistani counterparts, Mr. Singh said adding, the source of the contraband and the area from where it was smuggled are being ascertained.
Investigations are being conducted to unearth the network of the smugglers, he said.


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Heroin worth millions seized in Punjab

Jalalabad (Punjab), Mar 19 (ANI): Border Security Force (BSF) officials seized heroin worth 1.8 millions here on Thursday.
Acting on a tip off, BSF personnel laid the trap and seized the contraband items like heroin and fake currency from the Pakistani intruders out of whom one was shot dead by the security personnel.

“We recovered 26 kilograms of heroin, fake Indian currency, one pistol, 5,000 live rounds, two empty fire cases of the pistol, two empty fire cases of AK 47, insulation gloves, a mobile two SIM cards and a tester,” said Satyarath, DIG, BSF, Jalalabad.

Punjab’s border with Pakistan is notorious for smuggling illegal drugs, fake Indian currency and weapons.

Last year, the BSF seized around 47.7 kilograms of heroin and fake Indian currency worth over Rupees three million on the Punjab border, besides nabbing four Pakistan-based smugglers. (ANI)

Two Pakistani smugglers killed on Punjab border
Amritsar (Punjab), March 26 (IANS) Two Pakistani smugglers were killed in a gun battle with Border Security Force (BSF) personnel Friday along the international border here, officials said. Counterfeit Indian currency with face value of Rs.65 lakh was recovered from them.
According to the BSF officials, the two were challenged while they were trying to sneak into the Indian territory through the fenced border at Noshera Dhala area here.

“We challenged them to surrender but they started firing at us. We retaliated and they were gunned down. We have seized fake currency of the face value Rs. 65 lakh from their possession,” BSF’s Inspector General (Punjab range) Himmat Singh told reporters here.
He said the force has increased the vigil along the border.

The BSF guards 553-km fenced international border with Pakistan in Punjab.

Earlier, the BSF had recovered 26 kg of heroin and fake currency with the face value of Rs.18 lakh after gunning down a Pakistani smuggler, along the international border in Jalalabad district March 18.Amritsar city is around 250 km from Chandigarh.

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