A Pakistani smuggler, carrying 24 kg heroin, was on Saturday shot dead by the BSF near Indo-Pak border village of Ajnala in Amritsar.
The Pakistani intruder was repeatedly challenged by the BSF troops and asked to surrender when he was entering the Indian territory at Border Out Post at Majhmian, BSF DIG RPS Jaswal said.
He ignored the warnings and kept marching towards Indian territory and also fired gun shots on the BSF party, following which the BSF aggressively retaliated, Jaswal said, adding, the intruder was shot dead during cross firing. 24 kg heroin, having street value of Rs 120 crore as per the international black market was found from near his body.
It seems the smuggler had brought the drug consignment for his Indian counterpart and BSF will investigate his Indian contacts.