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Drone with 3 kg heroin seized near India-Pak border in Punjab's Tarn Taran

Updated on: 04 December,2022 01:24 PM IST  |  Chandigarh
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The recovery was made in a joint operation of the Punjab Police and the Border Security Force

Drone with 3 kg heroin seized near India-Pak border in Punjab's Tarn Taran

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A drone along with three kg heroin were recovered near the India-Pakistan border in Punjab's Tarn Taran district, a top officer of the state police said on Sunday.


The recovery was made in a joint operation of the Punjab Police and the Border Security Force.



"Carrying on the special drive against trans-border smuggling networks, Tarn Taran Police and BSF, in a joint operation have recovered a quadcopter drone with 3 kg heroin during a search in an area of PS Valtoha, Tarn Taran," said Director General of Police Gaurav Yadav in a tweet.


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This comes a day after the Border Security Force recovered about 25 kg of heroin, which was airdropped by a Pakistani drone in the Fazilka district.

On the intervening night of Thursday and Friday, a drone was found from a field near the India-Pakistan border in the Tarn Taran district along with over 5 kg of heroin, police had said. On Monday, two Pakistani drones, carrying around 10 kg of heroin, were gunned down by the BSF along the India-Pakistan border in Amritsar and Tarn Taran.

On Wednesday, a broken quadcopter drone was recovered from the area of village Van Tara Singh in Khalra in Tarn Taran.

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