BSF thwarts a smuggling attempt; AK-47, Italian-made pistols recovered from Akhnoor

The Border Security Force foiled an attempt by Pakistan to push weapons into Indian territory from the international border. The forces recovered a huge cache of weapons and dominance, including AK-47 rifles, Italian-made pistols, and other ammunition caches on the zero line.

“On 7th April 2022, during a special search operation by BSF Jammu which was launched in front of the fence in the Pargwal sub-sector area of ​​responsibility at the Akhnoor international border and recovered a huge cache of weapons /ammunition,” BSF said in its statement.

The BSF statement further added that BSF troops on alert recovered an AK-47 rifle, 20 rounds of AK-47, two rifle magazines, two pistols (made in Italy), 40 pistol rounds and four magazines. of gun. There have been reports of attempts by NSAs based in Pak to smuggle weapons into Indian Territory.

“According to BSF, troops were kept on high alert and the area between fencing and IB was regularly patrolled. Today in the morning during our zero line check, the BSF party recovered a bag near IB containing weapons/Amn which was to be smuggled to the Indian side and thus avert a major tragedy,” he added.

SK Singh, DIG/PSO, Offg IG FTR Jammu said, “BSF troops seized huge weapons/Amn at the international border and once again exposed the evil designs of Pak based NSAs and made a big breach in their nefarious activities. He added that the BSF is always on high alert and also committed to securing the international border. It was the hard work and dedication of the troops that resulted in this significant seizure.

The recovery area was made from a place that was prone to such activities by Pakistan and BSF also recovered an arms shipment that was pushed from Pakistan to India.

Earlier in September last year, BSF recovered 4 pistols, 8 magazines, 100 cartridges, a package containing heroin and cash worth Rs 2.75 lakhs inside the bag .

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