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Pakistan-sponsored drugs and illegal arms smuggling racket has BSF constable as the kingpin

A Border Security Force (BSF) constable has been arrested by the Punjab Police in a Pakistan-sponsored drug smuggling and arms poaching racket. The constable, identified as one Sumit Kumar is a resident of Gurdaspur. He was arrested with arms and ammunition.

According to agency reports, the state police force recovered foreign-made weapons, including a 9mm pistol (Zigana make-Made in Turkey), along with 80 live cartridges etched with Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) markings, two magazines and two live cartridges of 12 bore gun besides others. The force also seized drug proceeds worth Rs 32.30 lakh from constable Sumit Kumar, Punjab Police said.

The BSF, which is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), is in charge of guarding India’s land borders. “Pakistan-sponsored drugs and illegal arms smuggling racket busted with the arrest of four persons, including their kingpin – a Border Security Force (BSF) constable posted in Samba district of Jammu & Kashmir,” Punjab Police said.

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