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BSF officials gun down two Pakistani drug handlers in Punjab

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Published on 12 Jun 2016 6:07 AM GMT

BSF officials gun down two Pakistani drug handlers in Punjab
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Amritsar: At least two Pakistani ‘drug-dealers’ were gunned down by Border Security Force (BSF) officials in Fazilka district of Punjab on Sunday.

The incident took place at around 0200 hours when the BSF personnel detected some suspicious movement in a locality under Sohana border post and they challenged the intruders.

“Two Pakistani nationals have been killed while another has been injured and arrested by BSF. 15 packets of heroin have been seized from them, besides arms and ammunition. It seems to be a case of cross-border drug dealing,” said one of the BSF officials.

Highlights:

  • The intruders were killed in a gunfight with the BSF.
  • A search was ongoing.
  • A recent survey suggests that there are an estimated 2.3 lakh drug-dependent people in Punjab.
  • About 76% of these drug addicts are youths.

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