BSF recovers 22 kg heroin in Punjab, three arrested

Amritsar, Nov 2 (IANS)┬áBorder Security Force (BSF) troopers Sunday arrested three smugglers and recovered 22 kg of heroin along the India-Pakistan border in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district, officials said.

Earlier reports quoted BSF sources as saying that one smuggler was shot dead and two others were arrested, and 22 kg of heroin was seized from the Dera Baba Nanak sector.

A BSF spokesman later said all the three arrested smugglers are Indian nationals. One pistol, ammunition, and Pakistani SIM cards were recovered from them.

The heroin seized is valued at Rs.110 crore in the international markets, the official said.

The seizure was made in the border out-post of Boharwadala area of Gurdaspur sector.

The BSF has seized over 305 kg of heroin this year in Punjab.

Punjab shares a 553-km-long international border with Pakistan.

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