Amritsar: A Pakistani drone carrying narcotics near Indian border in Punjab’s Amritsar has been shot down by the Border Security Force (BSF). They have seized the bag containing the drugs. The BSF informed that it was the fourth drone shot by them in the last two days.
“A drone from Pakistan violated Indian Airspace & was intercepted (by fire) by BSF troops of Amritsar Sector. During search, the drone & a bag of suspected narcotics has been recovered.” tweeted BSF Punjab Frontier.
𝐅𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐭𝐡 𝐃𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐒𝐡𝐨𝐭 𝐃𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐁𝐲 𝐁𝐒𝐅 𝐢𝐧 𝟐 𝐝𝐚𝐲𝐬.
A drone from #Pakistan violated Indian Airspace & was intercepted(by fire) by #AlertBSF troops of #Amritsar Sector.
During search, the drone & a bag of suspected narcotics has been recovered.
Details follow pic.twitter.com/UVOF2hLMh0
— BSF PUNJAB FRONTIER (@BSF_Punjab) May 20, 2023
The gross weight of the recovered consignment of suspected heroin is approximately 3.3 kg. The BSF said that four luminous strips were also found attached to the consignment for easy detection of smugglers.
Officials of the BSF intercepted four Pakistani drones and shot down three of them along the International Border in Punjab in 24 hours. These drones were intercepted and shot down in four different incidents in over 24 hours, a spokesperson of the force was quoted as saying by PTI. Officials said that tight security has been deployed in the border areas to prevent the drug smuggling.