The Border Safety Power (BSF) on Thursday foiled a big bid through terrorists to smuggle in guns from Pakistan alongside the Global Border (IB) and seized a large cache of hands and ammunition in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba district, officers mentioned.
“The BSF, Jammu lately foiled a weapon smuggling try from around the Global Border in Samba space and seized a large cache of hands and ammunition,” BSF DIG S P S Sandhu said.
He further said the seizure by BSF troops included four pistols, eight pistol magazines and 232 rounds of ammunition. The DIG said further details are expected to follow.
There have been several incidents of weapons and narcotic smuggling attempts done by cross-border terrorists to drop weapons on this side of the border through drones over the past six months.
It may be recalled that an arms consignment including one AK assault rifle, three magazines and 30 rounds believed to have been dropped by a drone from Pakistan had been recovered last Saturday by police near the International Border from Sounjana village of Phalain Mandal, about six km from the IB.
On September 27, BSF recovered four pistols, eight magazines, 100 rounds of ammunition, a packet of narcotics weighing about one kg along with fake Indian currency worth Rs 2,75,000, from the International Border in Akhnoor sector of Jammu district, officials said.