The body of a suspected intruder lies as an Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers stand guard at the site of an alleged shoot-out on the India-Pakistan border.—AP Photo

AMRITSAR: Border Security Force (BSF) deployed at the Indo-Pak border killed three smugglers including two Pakistanis. Moreover, the border authorities recovered 10 kilogram of heroin from the smugglers which has an approximate value of Rs 50 crore in the international market, according to a news report in Times of India.

The incident took place on the night of March 28 and 29 and with the conclusion of this operation, BSF claimed to have killed seven Pakistanis and an Indian smuggler during the first three months of 2012 and recovered 114 kilogram of heroin.

According to the report in Times of India, BSP personnel noticed movement of Pakistani trespassers who were allegedly carrying plastic pipes which were 14 feet long. The authorities claim that the smugglers were trying to insert the pipe through the border’s fence to smuggle heroin.

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