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February 29, 2024 3:07 pm

BSF seizes 2.5 kg drugs dropped by drone near border in Ferozepur sector

Chandigarh, May 1

The Border Security Force (BSF) seized 2.5 kg of narcotics that were dropped by a drone inside Indian territory in the Ferozepur sector on Sunday night.

This is the fifth consecutive incident of drug seizure in as many days along the International Border in Punjab.

“On April 30, at about 11.55 pm, troops deployed at the border heard the buzzing sound of a drone entering the Indian airspace from Pakistan near Setha Wala village in Ferozepur district,” a BSF officer said.

Troops deployed in the depth area observed a blinking light and also heard the sound of the drone and something being dropped in the fields on the outskirts of the village, he added.

During initial search of the area, BSF troops recovered a big packet wrapped with yellow adhesive tape containing three packets of heroin, two sparkling balls and a luminous blue LED bulb with battery attached to the consignment, the officer said.

On Sunday, the BSF had found 1 kg heroin packed in a sock lying in the fields near the International Border in the same sector.

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