BSF foils main smuggling bid alongside IB in Jammu’s Arnia

Arteev Sharma
Tribune News Service

Jammu, September 20

The alert Border Security Force (BSF) personnel foiled Pakistan’s main try and smuggle arms and narcotics into Indian territory in Arnia space of RS Pura sector of Jammu division throughout the intervening night time of September 19 and 20.

“The consignment containing 62 packets of narcotics (suspected heroine) weighing 1-kg each, two pistols (China made), three magazines and 100 rounds of 9 mm ammunition were recovered near IB on Indian side, which were concealed in plastic bags tied with a rope and a PVC pipe,” N S Jamwal, Inspector General (IG), BSF, Jammu Frontier stated.

Jamwal stated there have been inputs from the intelligence department of BSF and police a few doable try from Pakistan to smuggle a consignment of medicine and weapons.

The IG stated, “Acting on a specific input, the vigilant troops of BOPs (Border Out Posts) Budhwar and Bullechak observed suspicious movement of three-four persons on Pakistan side near International Border around 2 am in the night and challenged them after two to three of them came closer to the border fence to sneak into this side. However, they fired on BSF troops who immediately retaliated in self-defence.”

Jamwal stated they (anti-national parts), nonetheless, took the benefit of darkness and thick foliage, and managed to flee again.

“We will lodge a strong protest note with Pakistan along with evidence and are hopeful that they would initiate strong action against the people involved in the failed smuggling attempt,” Jamwal stated.

To a question, the IG stated it was for the primary time that the anti-national parts used PVC pipe to cover the narcotics to facilitate its smuggling into the Union Territory. Congratulating the alert BSF troops for achievement, he stated they once more foiled the “nefarious motive of Pakistan”.

The smuggling bid has been foiled shut on the heels of restoration of drone-dropped arms and ammunition from throughout the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district on Friday. Security forces had additionally arrested three Lashkar-e-Taiba militants in Rajouri after they picked the arms consignment and Rs 1 lakh in money.

On June 20, safety forces shot down an arms-laden Pakistani drone at Rathua in Kathua district’s Hiranagar sector. The BSF authorities had additionally detected a trans-border tunnel within the Jammu division’s Samba sector final month.

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