Amritsar (Punjab) [India], February 11 (ANI): In a joint operation, Border Security Force (BSF) troops and Punjab Police recovered a drone along with 500 gms of suspected heroin from a field in Amritsar’s Awan Basau village on Sunday, officials said.
“On February 11, vigilant BSF troops on duty intercepted the movement of a suspected drone on the border in Amritsar district. Tracking the drone’s movement, BSF troops, along with Punjab Police, conducted a joint search operation in the potential dropping area,” the BSF said in a press release.
The BSF further said that one small drone and one packet of suspected heroin weighing 500 grams were recovered in the operation.
During the search, at about 02:15 pm, BSF and Punjab Police successfully recovered 01 small drone and 01 packet of suspected heroin (gross weight 500 gm). The packet was wrapped with transparent tape and a metal hook was attached to it. This recovery occurred in a farming field adjacent to village Awan Basau in Amritsar district, the BSF said.
The recovered drone is identified as a Quadcopter (Model – DJI Mavic 3 Classic, manufactured in China), it added.
Yet another attempt of smuggling of narcotics via drone was successfully thwarted by the well-coordinated joint efforts of BSF and Punjab Police in Amritsar. (ANI)