Heroin worth millions seized in Punjab

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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)

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