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Narco-terrorism: Pakistani infiltrator killed, 14.8 kg of heroin and weapons recovered

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Punjab BSF and NCB reveal conspiracy on Pakistan border near Amritsar in joint operation

The NCB killed the Pakistani infiltrator in a joint operation with the BSF during the outbreak of a drug-terrorism conspiracy on the Punjab-Pakistan border. 14.6 kg of heroin, a magazine and 9 mm cartridges were recovered from him. According to KPS Malhotra, the NCB’s deputy director of operations, his team received intelligence about drug-terrorism. For the past two months, the NCB has been monitoring the Pakistan border near Amritsar. On the night of 12-13 February, the NCB and the Border Security Force conducted a joint operation following an intelligence report.

Officers from BSF and NCB Amritsar blockaded the BSF and Khalra post. Around 2.30 pm, the joint team felt the quarrel of smugglers across the border. Some suspects have been seen crossing the border from Pakistan. He was warned to surrender on behalf of the NCB-BSF team. But when no one crossing the border was considered, the BSF fired. The intruder falls into it. The body of a Pakistani national was found at the spot with 14.8 kg of heroin in 14 different packets. Weapons and ammunition were also recovered.

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According to the NCB, a surprising thing has come to light in the last several months about narco-terrorism. A long PVC pipe has been found at many places along the Punjab border, one end of which opens its mouth at the Pakistan and India borders. It is also used in drug trafficking. A way for Pakistani drug smugglers to cross the international border at night to reach the barbed wire fence and then forward packets of heroin to the Indian border through PVC pipes.

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The NCB is keeping a close watch on drug-terrorism and drug smuggling against the Punjab border. That is why in 2020, the NCB seized 211 kg of heroin from the Punjab border in 51 cases, more than three times in the last three years.

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