Amritsar: Border Security Force (BSF) personnel have successfully intercepted and neutralised another Pakistani drone attempting to smuggle narcotics across the International Border near Rai village in Amritsar, Punjab.
The seized consignment is believed to contain approximately 5.5kg of suspected heroin. The vigilant BSF troops detected the unmanned aerial vehicle crossing over from the Pakistani side at around 4 am on Saturday and promptly took action to intercept it.
According to the Public Relations Officer of Punjab Frontier, BSF, “On June 10, at around 4 am BSF troops deployed at the border reported an Indian space violation by a drone coming from the Pakistan side. Troops also heard the sound of something having fallen in a farming field in depth area near the Rai village in Amritsar. As per the laid-down drill, BSF troops immediately reacted.”
The PRO further stated that during the subsequent search operation in the area, BSF personnel discovered a large packet suspected to contain contraband. The packet was wrapped in yellow adhesive tape and had a hook attached to it. The farming field on the outskirts of Village-Rai served as the recovery location. Upon opening the packet, five smaller packets wrapped in yellow adhesive tape, weighing approximately 5.5kg, were found. These smaller packets are believed to contain heroin.
In a related incident, on the nights of Thursday and Friday, BSF troops also recovered a Pakistani drone near Rai village in the Amritsar sector of Punjab, reinforcing the continuous efforts to combat such smuggling attempts along the International Border.