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BSF Shot down a Pakistani drone, Smuggler Held, Heroin worth Rs 40 crores Recovered 
Published : May 28, 2023, 12:09 pm IST
Updated : May 30, 2023, 3:39 pm IST
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About 2.2 kg and 3.5 kg of Heroin was Recovered from the area

AMRITSAR: The Border Security Force has foiled two attempts by Pakistani smugglers in Punjab's Amritsar. BSF jawans have recovered heroin consignment sent by drone from Pakistan from two places in Amritsar sector. BSF has also nabbed a smuggler.

According to the BSF, the troops of Battalion 22 were on night patrol at Pul Moran, very close to the Attari border. Meanwhile, around 9:35 in the morning, the sound of the drone was heard. Acting immediately, the jawans started firing. Within a few minutes, the sound of the drone stopped.

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Without wasting time, the jawans sealed the area and started searching. A 'DJI Matrice RTK 300 drone' was seized from the fields but no consignment of heroin was attached to it. The troops launched search operation in the surrounding area at night.

BSF officials said that they spotted a person. The soldiers chased after him and immediately nabbed him. He had a consignment of heroin in his hand, which reached India via drone. The accused smuggler was arrested. The consignment weighted about 3.5 kg. BSF officials have started questioning the smuggler.

BSF officials said that they have recovered another consignment from Amritsar sector. During the search, they recovered a consignment of 2.2 kg of heroin dropped by the drone.

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Location: India, Punjab, Amritsar

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