One Chinese make pistol, two magazines and 20 rounds also found

Kalanaur (Punjab): Heroin weighing 19.750 kg worth Rs. 97 crore in the international market, allegedly pushed by Pakistani smugglers inside India, was seized by the Border Security Force at the Indo-Pak border in Gurdaspur sector on Saturday.

A patrol party noticed some suspicious movement at about 4 a.m. near Bohar Wadala check post fence from the Pakistan side, Gurdaspur Deputy Inspector-General of police S. S. Chatrath told reporters. The security force immediately started a search operation and saw two Pakistani smugglers pushing the consignment into the Indian side, the DIG said, adding that “our soldiers fired two shots forcing them to flee”.

The contraband was stuffed in 19 packets. One Chinese make pistol, two magazines and 20 rounds were also found in the consignment, Mr. Chatrath said.

The contraband was found nearly 25 metres from the Zero Line off the international border. Because of a huge growth of elephant grass, the culprits absconded.

No one had come to collect the consignment, he added.

This was the second major achievement by the BSF jawans in seizure of contraband. - PTI