BSF troopers noticed some movement in the area near the international border Thursday night. The smugglers were challenged but they opened fire at the BSF troops. The fire was returned but the smugglers escaped under the cover of dense fog and darkness. The drugs were recovered Friday. The BSF also recovered a pistol and ammunition from the area.
The BSF has recovered over 25 kg heroin along the international border in Punjab this year. Over 18 kg has been recovered in Ferozepur alone and had last year seized over 361 kg of heroin in the Punjab sector. This was the highest seizure in the Punjab sector by the BSF. (IANS)