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3 Alleged Intruders Killed in Samba, Packets of Narcotics Seized

According to the BSF officials, they have foiled four narcotic smuggling attempts this year, and at least nine Pakistanis are alleged to have been killed, 79 kg of narcotics recovered and four intruders arrested along the border in Jammu.


SRINAGAR — The Border Security Force troops on Sunday claimed to have killed three alleged intruders along the border in Samba district of Jammu and claimed to have recovered 36 packets of narcotic substance worth around ‘180 crore in the international market.

The Inspector-General of BSF in Jammu frontier, DK Boora, said they had successfully foiled the intrusion attempt following a tipoff regarding the movement of the alleged smugglers along the border, The Economic Times reported. The officials said that the narcotic smuggling attempt was foiled at around 2.30 am, which led to the recovery of 36 packets of heroin, each packet weighing around one kg. The intruders were allegedly trying to smuggle the narcotics through a plastic pipe.

The BSF officials claimed that a search of the area, where the three persons were killed, also led to the recovery of a pistol with a magazine and nine rounds, besides, ‘9,820 in Pakistani currency, a knife and Pakistan-made cough syrup.

According to the BSF officials, they have foiled four narcotic smuggling attempts this year and at least nine Pakistanis are alleged to have been killed, 79 kg of narcotics recovered and four intruders arrested along the border in Jammu.

“Smugglers tried to take advantage of the darkness and foggy conditions but the surveillance equipment installed there picked up their movement and the troops foiled their attempt,” Boora said.

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The officials are investigating whether the smugglers killed on the border were affiliated with any militant organisation. “The operation and investigation are going on and we cannot reach any conclusion,” an official said.

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