BSF shoots down another Pakistani drone carrying narcotics near Wagah-Attari border
5 June, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma
Another Pakistani drone carrying narcotics was shot down by the Border Security Force (BSF) near the Wagah-Attari international border in Punjab's Amritsar.
Another Pakistani drone carrying narcotics was shot down by the Border Security Force (BSF) near the Wagah-Attari international border in Punjab’s Amritsar.
The BSF personnel detected the drone around 9.45 pm on Sunday near Rattankhurd village in Amritsar. “As per the laid down drill, the BSF troops immediately reacted to intercept the drone and successfully downed the Pak drone with the contraband,” said the BSF in a statement.
During the subsequent search of the area, the BSF said that its troops recovered a “black coloured drone (Quadcopter, DJI Matrice, 300 RTK) alongwith a consignment containing three packets of suspected narcotics (Heroin), attached with it from the farming fields of Rattankhurd village.
“The gross weight of the recovered consignment of Heroin is approximately 3.2 kg,” added the officials.
The force said, “With the action of the alert BSF troops, another nefarious attempt of Pakistan to smuggle narcotics through drones is foiled”.
Earlier, on Saturday, a large consignment of heroin drugs dropped by Pakistani drones on the outskirts of Amritsar was recovered in a joint Border Security Force (BSF) and Punjab Police operation.
According to a BSF release, a joint ambush of the security force and Punjab Police heard a buzzing sound of drones and the dropping of a consignment on the outskirts of Rai village in Amritsar district during the early hours of Saturday.
According to BSF, an iron ring was also discovered attached to the consignment.
According to officials, the gross weight of the recovered consignment of suspected narcotics (Heroin) is approximately 5.5 Kg.