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Punjab: BSF recovers 3 kg heroin in Ferozepur

Updated on: 27 January,2023 07:33 AM IST  |  Punjab

They said that two people were also arrested in this connection while they tried to flee

Punjab: BSF recovers 3 kg heroin in Ferozepur

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The Border Security Force (BSF) foiled a smuggling attempt and recovered three kilograms of heroin near the village Tindiwala, in Ferozepur district in Punjab.

"Vigilant troops of BSF Punjab Frontier recovered three packets (Wt - appx 3 Kg) suspected to be Heroin close to border fencing near Village - Tindiwala, District - Ferozepur. Another smuggling attempt of Anti-national elements foiled," BSF Punjab frontier said.

On Sunday, security forces shot down a six-wing drone in Punjab's Amritsar near the India-Pakistan International border and seized 5 kilograms of heroin, officials said. They said that two people were also arrested in this connection while they tried to flee.

According to Punjab Police, at around 4 am, a joint patrolling party of the Border Security Force (BSF) and Amritsar Police heard the humming sound of a drone and shot it down at the Lopoke area in Kakkar village, and seized 5 kg of heroin.

"In a major breakthrough, Amritsar Police, in a joint operation with BSF, have recovered a 6-wing drone after firing and bringing it down and seized 5 Kg Heroine from village Kakkar, which is 2 Km from the International border with Pakistan," the Punjab DGP said in a tweet.The DGP said that the drone parts were manufactured in US and China.

Also read: Punjab: BSF seizes Chinese weapons dropped by Pak drone along international border

"Two persons were arrested with a total of 12 rounds fired from AK-47. The drone found is assembled, with parts manufactured in USA and China," he added.Earlier on January 19, two persons were arrested after a drone was caught at the Indo-Pak border in Rajasthan's Sri Ganganagar. BSF seized around 6.150 Kg of Heroin, while 3 other persons managed to abscond.

According to the police, till now all the smugglers caught in smuggling are from Punjab. In a similar incident from Rajasthan's Sri Ganganagar, two were held for smuggling heroin to India from Pakistan through a drone. The incident took place on January 15. Drones from the Pakistan side smuggle drugs and ammunition in India.

In another incident, the Border Security Force (BSF) seized four Chinese-made pistols among a consignment of weapons dropped by a Pakistani drone in Punjab's Gurdaspur district on Wednesday. The consignment which included four Chinese-made pistols, eight magazines and 47 live rounds was recovered from Uncha Takala village in Gurdaspur on the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday.

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