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Amritsar Police Seizes Drug-Smuggling Drone Near Attari Border
Published : Sep 13, 2023, 1:08 pm IST
Updated : Sep 13, 2023, 1:08 pm IST
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Seizure of Mini Drone Leads to Case Against Suspected Smugglers; Ongoing Hunt for Culprits Ensues

AMRITSAR: In a Significant Operation, the rural police in Amritsar have successfully thwarted yet another attempt at smuggling illicit substances across the border by intercepting a DJI Mini Drone. This latest development has resulted in the registration of a case against two alleged smugglers, identified as Rajwinder Singh, alias Goldy, and Ranjit Singh, alias Raja, both residents of Hardo Rattan.

According to the SHO of Gharinda police station, the intelligence that led to this operation had pointed to the involvement of Goldy and Raja in a network connected to Pakistani smugglers. It was believed that the duo had utilized the drone to drop contraband in Dhanoa village. Acting swiftly on this information, the police initiated their operation.

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In collaboration with the Village Security Committee (VDC) of Dhanoa Khurd village, a comprehensive search operation was launched in the area. During the search, a DJI Mini Drone was successfully recovered late in the evening. However, no illicit consignment was found in its vicinity.

Subsequent to the drone recovery, the police have registered a case against both suspected smugglers under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, as well as the Aircraft Act of 1934. Law enforcement agencies are currently conducting continuous raids to apprehend the accused individuals. This operation underscores the vigilance of Amritsar's rural police in their ongoing efforts to combat drug-related smuggling activities in the region. 

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Location: India, Punjab, Amritsar

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