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Fifteen packets of heroin and weapons were recovered from the two Pakistani smugglers, who were killed in Fazilka on Sunday morning.

Officials said the incident occurred around 2 am when Border Security Force personnel detected some suspicious movement along the International Border in the area under Sohana border post and challenged the intruders.

“While two Pakistani nationals have been killed, another has been injured and apprehended by BSF. About 15 packets of narcotic, suspected to be heroin, has been seized from them, besides some arms and ammunition. This seems to be a case of cross-border drug smuggling,” one of the officials said.

The officials said the bodies have been recovered and a search has been launched in the area.

Senior officials of the border guarding force have reached the forward area and more details are awaited, they said.

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