Pakistan Rangers, stationed along the border with India, captured six Indian smugglers from July 29 to August 3 while attempting to infiltrate Pakistani territory, per a Tuesday announcement from the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
The ISPR press release pointed out the smugglers’ intent to introduce narcotics, arms, and ammunition into Pakistan, expressing astonishment at their ability to bypass the robustly secured border, constantly under the watch of the Indian Border Security Force (BSF). The military’s media arm inferred potential collusion between the BSF and the smugglers, emphasizing the BSF’s omission to report the missing individuals.
The detained smugglers are Gurmeej, Shinder Singh, Juginder Singh, and Vishal hail from Ferozpur, while Rattan Pal Singh and Garvender Singh are from Jalandhar and Ludhiana, respectively.
ISPR clarified that these individuals would face legal consequences in line with Pakistani laws for their unauthorized entry and illicit actions. It also emphasized that Pakistan’s security forces would remain vigilant, urging the Indian BSF to uphold their professional duties and curtail any affiliations with smuggling operations within their jurisdiction.