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Punjab police arrests BSF jawan in drug smuggling case

News Agencies | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:13 IST

The Punjab police have arrested a Border Security Force (BSF) jawan for allegedly helping in cross-border smuggling of weapons and narcotics.

"We have arrested a BSF jawan Anil Kumar for allegedly helping cross-border smuggling," Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, SSP Mohali, told media.

"The BSF jawan was bribed by a notorious smuggler group during a wedding, who promised him of financial assistance," he added.

The SSP also asserted that there is no link established between this incident and the Pathankot terror attack.

He insisted that investigation is underway.

The BSF had on Wednesday busted a drug peddling racket from Punjab's Khemkaran Sector.

Six packets of heroin worth Rs. 30 crore, Pakistan SIM cards and mobile phones were seized from the peddlers.

"There was some suspected movement found at 1 in the night. We got the information and accordingly took the action," BSF official YP Singh said.

"Three people were smuggling at the border. We have recovered a Nokia phone and a Pakistani Sim. We haven't recovered any arms, but generally, they don't come without it," he added.


First published: 9 January 2016, 15:17 IST