A Pakistani smuggler who crossed over to India was shot dead along the International Border (IB) in a joint operation of the Punjab police and the BSF, officials said. He was in the possession of around 22 Kg of heroin.
Acting on the input about the movement of Pakistani smugglers towards the Indian territory with a consignment of drugs, Punjab police led by SSP Dhruv Dahiya along with Border Security Force (BSF) troops launched a joint operation at the Kakkar border outpost.
The smuggler fired at the Indian troops and was shot dead when they returned the fire, a senior police official said. An extensive search operation was launched on the spot at the Indo-Pak border of the Indian side, where troops seized 22 packets of heroin, weighing a total of about 22 kilograms, two AK 47 assault rifles, 4 magazines, 1 mobile phone with a Pakistani SIM card, besides Rs 210 in Pakistani currency, police said.