JALANDHAR- Security forces have recovered 244 kilograms of heroin so far in 2014 from the international border in Punjab, an official said.

"We have seized 243.6 kgs of heroin along with fake Indian currency, arms and other drugs," Punjab DG for SSB Ajay Kumar Tomar said.

"The increase in smuggling can be gauged from the fact that 322 kgs of drugs were seized last year, whereas the figure touched 244 kgs in the first four months this year," he said.

Three infiltrators and three smugglers have been killed, he added. SSB also arrested 7 Pakistanis for unknowingly crossing the border . They were later handed over to Pakistan Rangers.