Border Security Force (BSF) personnel foiled an attempt to smuggle arms, ammunition and narcotics into India from Pakistan at Arnia along the 198km international border (IB) in the RS Pura sector of Jammu division of the union territory (UT) of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) during the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday.
“The consignment that comprised 62 packets of drugs, two pistols and four magazines was being pushed via a pipe near the Budhwar post around 2 am on Sunday,” said NS Jamwal, inspector-general (I-G), BSF, Jammu.
According to reports, the BSF troops deployed at Budhwar and Bullechak posts observed suspicious movement of around four Pakistani nationals near the IB during the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday and fired at them.
“Around four Pakistanis beat a hasty retreat. Their contacts must have been on the Indian side as well, who may have also escaped following the firing by the troops,” said Jamwal.
“We recovered 62 packets of narcotics, which are likely to contain heroin, two pistols, four magazines and some ammunition from the spot,” he said. “The drugs are yet to be tested. Usually, Pakistan tries to push through heroin,” he added.