BSF seizes fake currency, drugs and arms at Pakistan border

January 30th, 2009 - 12:04 am ICT by ANI  

Pulkanjari, Jan 29, (ANI): Border Security Force personnel on Thursday seized 13 kilograms of heroin, arm weapons and fake currencies worth Rs. 3.3 million during a midnight raid at Pulkanjari in Punjab.
“We have seized 13 packets of heroin weighing around 13 kilograms, fake Indian currency notes worth Rs. 33 lakhs, seven pistols and 14 magazines,” said Himmat Singh, the Inspector General of the BSF.
The seizure was made at Pulkanjari, in northern Punjab, while two Pakistani nationals were trying to sneak the consignment through 15 feet long plastic pipe towards India, a senior official stated.
After detecting some movement at the fencing, the BSF personnel open fired at the miscreants but due to the dense fog, they managed to escape.
Meanwhile, a search operation is still being carried on to find the smugglers.
The incident came two days after officials of federal Excise and Customs had seized 14 kilograms of heroin and detained four passengers from the New Delhi-bound India-Pakistan cross border train in northern Amritsar. (ANI)

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