BSF shoots down Pakistani drone carrying narcotics near Amritsar border, one captured

BSF shoots down a Pakistani drone near the border with Amritsar carrying drugs; one is captured

The Border Security Force (BSF) reported today that on Saturday evening it captured a smuggler with a shipment of drugs and shot down another drone close to the India-Pakistan International Border (IB) in Punjab’s Amritsar.BSF personnel deployed near Dhanoe village in Khurd district in Amritsar shoot down and intercepted the drone after they heard a buzzing sound of the drone at about 9:35 pm yesterday. During a subsequent search of the area, the troops recovered a drone (Quadcopter, DJI Matrice RTK 300) from the farming fields in Dhanoe village, said the Central Armed Police Force mandated to guard the India-Pakistan border.
Meanwhile, the BSF said troops deployed near Dhanoe village saw three persons running towards the village, challenged them and caught hold of one suspect alongwith a bag containing a suspected narcotics consignment of three packets (gross weight of approximately 3.4 kg).
An iron hook and four luminous strips were also found attached to the consignment, said the BSF.
With the fresh action, the BSF said, another nefarious attempt of Pakistan to smuggle narcotics foiled by vigilant troops of the force.
Earlier on Sunday, the BSF seized a suspected packet of Heroin and shot down a drone, in two separate incidents, along the India-Pakistan border in Amritsar, BSF Punjab Frontier said.
“In a second narcotics recovery in a night, another pack of suspected heroin (2.2kg appx) dropped by Pakistani drone, has been recovered in Amritsar Sector. This seizure occurred at a separate location from the previous drone incident,” tweeted BSF Punjab Frontier.Another incident occurred on Saturday late at night when the BSF fired down a Pakistani drone for invading Indian airspace. “The BSF made another Pakistani drone taste muck. A Pakistani drone that had violated Indian airspace was stopped (with fire) by BSF personnel in the Amritsar Sector. The drone was located and found. Details to come,” the BSF Punjab Frontier tweeted.

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