​17kg heroin seized near Punjab border

January 20, 2014 - 8:21:07 am

 Amritsar: Border Security Force (BSF) personnel seized 17kg of heroin along with arms and ammunition following a run-in with smugglers near the international border in Amritsar sector in Punjab, an official said here yesterday.

The seizure was made near the Daoke border outpost, a BSF spokesman said. The heroin has been valued at `850m in the international market. “BSF personnel at the Daoke outpost in Amritsar sector observed some suspicious movement of smugglers along the border security fence. They were trying to insert a plastic pipe,” the spokesman said. The BSF personnel ordered the smugglers to stop but they did not pay any heed and opened fire at them. Though the BSF troopers retaliated, the smugglers managed to escape to Pakistan taking advantage of the dense fog, he said.IANS