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BSF nabs smuggler with 1.690 kg heroin from Punjab

Jalandhar, Apr 15 (UNI) Border Security Force (BSF) has seized two packets of contraband suspected to be heroin from Ferozepur sector, an official statement said here.
According to the statement, the BSF troops observed movement of some suspicious persons on the Indian side of Border Security Fence late last night.
The troops warned them but they did not pay heed, following which the troops opened fire.
They tried to escape but the troops immediately cordoned the area and managed to nab one of the smugglers while the others managed to flee, the statement said.
The accused was identified as Kashmir Singh, a resident of Barreke in Ferozepur district.
Two packets of heroin weighing 1.690 kg, valued around Rs 8.45 crore in the international market was seized from him, the statement further said.
The BSF till date had seized 68. 756 kg of heroin during the current year valuing over Rs 343 crore in the international market, the statement added.
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