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Four accomplices of Pak intruders nabbed

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Tribune News Service

Amritsar, September 4

In a major breakthrough, the Tarn Taran police have arrested four smugglers and alleged accomplices of Pakistani intruders, who were gunned down by the Border Security Force (BSF) near Dall border outpost in Tarn Taran on August 22.

Those arrested have been identified as Gurbir Singh and Gurbax Singh, both residents of Dall village, and Yudhvir Singh and Gurpreet Singh of Dhunda village.

Tarn Taran SSP Dhruman Nimbale said during the forensic examination of the mobiles seized from the Pak intruders, it was found that the accused had interacted with the intruders before they were shot by the BSF jawans.

Yudhvir and Gurpreet had talked to the intruders the day the latter were killed while Gurbir had interacted with them a day before.

"The four were arrested and produced in the court which has sent them to three-day police remand," he said. The investigations were under progress to ascertain how many drug consignments were smuggled by them till now.

A senior official privy to the investigations said the four used to retrieve the drug consignments from the international border and later handed it over to their links as per the instructions. They used to get Rs 20,000 to Rs 60,000 per consignment, depending on the quantity retrieved, the official said.

9-kg heroin seized near Indo-Pak border

Amritsar: The BSF personnel on Friday thwarted another attempt of Pakistani smugglers to sneak contraband inside the Indian territory by seizing around 9 kg of heroin worth Rs45 crore. In a statement issued here, the BSF authorities said a total nine packets, containing 9.630 kg of heroin, wrapped in plastic tapes were recovered during the search operation in morning in the Bachiwind area.

from The Tribune

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