BSF foils bid to smuggle drugs, fake currency

May 16th, 2008 - 12:15 am ICT by admin  


Jammu, May 15 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) Thursday claimed that it has foiled an attempt to smuggle into the country heroine worth millions of rupees and fake currency worth Rs.1.6 million from Pakistan across the international border (IB) here. Additional Deputy Inspector General J.B. Sangwan told newspersons that some smugglers tried to bring in a consignment across the IB in R.S. Pora sector late Wednesday night.

“Our men challenged them and they (smugglers) left the consignment and went back into Pakistani area,” said Sangwan. The BSF said the consignment had 60 kg of heroine worth Rs.30 million and fake currency notes worth Rs.1.6 million in denominations of 500 and 1,000.

Earlier in the week, the BSF claimed that it foiled an infiltration bid by militants in the Glarh sector.

“We were able to successfully push back all infiltrators, who were about 15 in number,” Sangwan said.

But the security agencies expressed reservations about the claim and said they felt some infiltrators did manage to sneak into Indian side. An attack at Kehli Mandi near Samba by militants that claimed eight lives and injured 11 others is said to be the handiwork of the insurgents who infiltrated into the area.

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