Drone, 2.5kg heroin recovered near India-Pakistan border
Chandigarh: BSF troops are reported to have recovered a drone and over 2kg of heroin from a village near the India-Pakistan border in Tarn Taran district in Punjab, it is said to be the fourth such recovery in recent days, officials said today.
As per sources report at 8.56pm last evening, the troops heard the sound of a drone from the Pakistani side when it was hovering over Kalia village, after which the personnel fired in that direction, and during the search recovered 2.47kg heroin wrapped in a yellow polythene, the officials said.
“A metal ring meant for the release of the consignment from the drone was also found attached with it,” an official said.
Personnel carried out another round of search operation this morning during which they found the broken drone lying in the fields.
“The BSF troops once again foiled a smuggling attempt,” the official said.
There has been a spurt in the movement of Pakistani drones near the international border in the past few days.
It is pertinent to mention here that on Monday, the BSF foiled a cross-border drug-smuggling attempt as it recovered a drone along with a packet of heroin near the international border in Amritsar district.
On Sunday, a drone was recovered near the international border in Tarn Taran district along with 3kg heroin.
On December 3, the BSF personnel recovered about 25kg heroin, which was air dropped by a Pakistani drone in Fazilka district.