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BSF seizes two drones carrying narcotics near India-Pakistan border in Punjab

The Fact News Service
New Delhi, May 31

The Border Security Force (BSF) has seized two drones and a substantial quantity of narcotics in two separate incidents near the India-Pakistan International Border in Punjab’s Tarn Taran district.In a coordinated operation, BSF personnel recovered a total of 1,060 grams of suspected methamphetamine from the drones.

The first drone was confiscated at around 8:10 pm on Friday from a farming area in CB Chand village. The second drone was intercepted on the outskirts of Kalsian village around 10:35 pm the same evening.

The seizure highlights the ongoing efforts by the BSF to curb the smuggling of narcotics and maintain security along the border.

“In the evening hours of May 30, vigilant BSF troops, on receiving information about the presence of drones along with narcotics at two different places on the border area of district Tarn Taran, promptly conducted search operations in the suspected areas,” said the BSF in a statement.

As per the BSF, a thorough search of the anticipated dropping zones resulted in the recovery of one drone alongwith one packet (Gross weight: 540 Grams) of suspected ICE (methamphetamine) at about 8.10 pm from a farming field of CB Chand village of Tarn Taran district. The narcotics were wrapped in yellow-coloured adhesive tape and one metal wire ring was found attached to the packet.

The force further said another drone alongwith one packet (Gross weight: 520 Grams) of suspected ICE (methamphetamine) were recovered at about 10:35 pm from the outskirts of Kalsian village of Tarn Taran district. The narcotics were wrapped in yellow-coloured adhesive tape and one metal wire ring was found attached with the packet.

“Both the recovered drones have been identified as China-made DJI Mavic 3 classic,” said the BSF, adding “Keen observation and prompt action by the diligent BSF troops on duty once again proved their commitment to plug the entry of illicit drones carrying narcotics from across the border.”

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