(This was originally posted in Hindustan Times)
The Border Security Force (BSF) has recovered 22 pistols (mostly Pakistan made), pistol magazines and heroin inside the paddy fields near the international border in Punjab’s Ferozepur. The recoveries were made in the Khemkaran area on Tuesday. The BSF said in a release that it recovered the ammunition based on an intelligence input from the Punjab Police.
It further said that a search operation was jointly carried out by the BSF and Punjab Police. The team found a shoulder bag lying inside a paddy field (about 10 metres from the International Border) from which the recoveries were made. Forty four magazines and 100 round ammunition, along one packet of opium was also found, the force said.
An FIR was registered against unknown persons under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, and Foreigners Act. The seized items were handed over to the Punjab Police, said the BSF.