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Indian police seize 27 kg of heroin on India-Pakistan border

Police say seizure among biggest capture this decade
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Indian Border Security Force (BSF) Additional Director General (ADG) Himmat Singh (C), BSF Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Sanjeev Bhanot (3R) BSF 41 Battalion Commandant Ish Aul (2L) along with BSF personnel pose with 27 kilogrammes of confiscated heroin during a press conference held close to The India-Pakistan Border at Rajatal, some 40kms from Amritsar on October 6, 2011. Singh said that BSF personnel recovered the drugs after an encounter with alleged miscreants close to the border between the South Asian neighbours a haul of nine bundles of narcotics with each containing 3 packets, total 27 packets . The narcotics were allegedly smuggled into the country from neighbouring Pakistan, officials said. (NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images)

India's Border Security Force confiscated 27 kilograms of heroin near the India-Pakistan border on Thursday, striking a blow against the drug trade that finances the Taliban and various international terrorist groups, the Hindustan Times reported.

Afer a fierce fire fight with the police, the smugglers apparently abandoned their consignment and fled across the border into Pakistan, the paper cites the BSF as saying.

BSF officials said this is one of the biggest contraband seizures in a single day during the last decade.

The security force on Tuesday recovered over 15 kg heroin in Amritsar along the international border. 

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