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BSF kills smuggler in encounter, recovers Rs.50 crore heroin on Indo-Pak Border
Ferozepur, March 19, 2013: The Border Security Force (BSF) got success on recovery of 10 kg heroin at Indo-Pak border of the value of Rs.50 crore in the international market.
Divulging the information, DIG BSF, Ferozepur Range, Ravi Joseph Lokku said under the leadership of BSF Bn Commanding Officer Madan Lal recovered 10 Kg heroine, one Germany made pistol, 4 cartridges and one magazine from border range Harbhajan Post. The Indian smuggler came to take the delivery of heroin consignment was killed in encounter by the BSF who was identified as Kuldip Singh alias Bhoora son of Sulakhan Singh resident of Khem Karan.
DIG further said, the value of seized heroin is Rs.50 crore in the international market.
DIG Ravi Joseph Lokku said, one of the Pakistani smuggler, who had come to deliver the consignment, was hit with the bullet and on observing through the high-tech instruments, it was noticed that the Pakistani counterparts were dragging the injured smuggler and blood was seen on the road.
Giving the details to the media-persons, DIG said, BSF jawans got a secret information that Pakistani smugglers will deliver the heroin consignment via Harbhajan border out-post (BOP) and working on this information, Madan Lal, CO, alerted all the BSF ‘nakas’ and on Monday night at about 1.50 am, BSF Alert Force noticed the movement near the Pillar (No.154/16/17) and BSF jawans challenged the smugglers and Indian smugglers also fired on the BSF jawans. In the counter firing, the Indian smuggler was shot dead and Pakistani smugglers managed to escape under the shadow of crops. Later on searching the area, the BSF recovered heroin packets, Germany made pistol used for firing, magazine and live cartridges.
BSF is further investigating into the matter to know the links of the smugglers as to where the heroin was to be passed on and who else are involved in this business.
BSF authorities with the seized 10 kg heroin at Indo-Pak border of the value of Rs.50 crore in the international market.
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