BSF seizes consignment of arms, heroin along IB in J&K’s Samba
   Date :04-Jan-2022
 
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JAMMU :
 
THE Border Security Force (BSF) seized a consignment of arms and heroin along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba district on Monday, officials said. The consignment was found packed in a white-coloured sack hidden in “sarkanda” (wild grass) near the Chamliyal border outpost, they added. The officials said the seizure included three AK rifles along with five magazines, four pistols along with seven magazines, five packets of heroin and some assorted ammunition. The sack was noticed during patrolling, the officials said, adding that it had the markings of “Karachi Fertilizers Company Limited”. It was not immediately known whether the consignment was dropped by a drone or was smuggled from across the border by arms and narcotics smugglers, the officials said, adding that further details are awaited.
 
Pak’s attempts to push terrorists, smuggle arms, narcotics continues: BSF: Deployment of troops and surveillance systems has been “strengthened” along the border with Pakistan amid Intelligence inputs of heightened activity at terrorist launch pads on the other side ahead of Republic Day, a top BSF officer in Jammu and Kashmir said on Monday. Border Security Force (BSF) Inspector General, Jammu Frontier, D K Boora’s comments came on a day the force shot dead an infiltrator and recovered a huge consignment of weapons and narcotics in two separate incidents along the International Border (IB) in the Union Territory’s Samba district. The alertness of troops deployed on the border led to the seizure amid heightened terrorist activity on the Pakistani side, Boora said, adding that Pakistan continues to make attempts to push terrorists and smuggle arms and narcotics into Jammu and Kashmir. “This is the first major seizure along the IB in 2022. The troops who were on patrol seized the bag which had Pakistani marking, leading to the seizure of arms, ammunition and narcotics,” Boora told reporters at Chamliyal as the force displayed the seized material.