The smugglers hurled packets of the drug across the border fence into Indian territory and were challenged by BSF troops deployed in the are, The smugglers opened fire at the BSF team, which retaliated. However the smugglers managed to escape.
BSF DIG R S Kataria said that incident took place around 3:30 AM when a BSF night patrol party noticed suspicious movement near a Border Outpost along the Indo-Pak border.
The BSF personnel immediately rushed to the spot and saw some Pakistani smugglers throwing packets towards the Indian side, he said.
The DIG said when a search operation was launched in the morning, 21 heroin packets (of 1 kg each) and one loaded shot gun of Italian make were seized.