BSF officials recovers 15 kg heroin at India-Pakistan border in Punjab
 Source : Agencies  Date : 02-Aug-2016

Chandigarh, August 2: About 15 kg of heroin was seized by Border Security Force (BSF) officials from the India-Pakistan border in Punjab's Tarn Taran sector on Tuesday. The heroin was recovered after exchange of fire between smugglers from the Pakistan side and BSF troopers early on Tuesday.
The seizure was made in the Khem Karan area of Tarn Taran sector. Firstly, BSF officials noticed suspicious activity of smugglers near the border fence. The smugglers were trying to throw packets containing heroin over the fence.

When the smugglers were challenged, they fired at the BSF personnel. BSF personnel retaliated but the smugglers, taking advantage of darkness and wild growth, managed to escape. Following a search on Tuesday, the BSF also recovered the heroin consignment from the area. The seized heroin is valued at Rs 75 crore in the international market.