Punjab: BSF recovers drugs, arms after gunfight with smugglers along Pak border

New Delhi:

The BSF on Saturday recovered narcotics, Chinese and Turkey-made pistols, and 242 rounds of ammunition after it foiled a smuggling bid from Pakistan along the international border in Punjab.

The troops detected a movement of armed smugglers on both sides of the frontier fence near border post DBN and Shikar in the Gurdaspur sector around 5.30 am and challenged them by opening fire, a Border Security Force spokesperson said.

The smugglers returned fire but escaped taking cover behind a dense fog, the spokesperson said.