BSF foils cross-border drug smuggling in Punjab's Tarn Taran; Pakistani drone carrying over 2 kg heroin recovered

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By ETV Bharat English Desk

Published : Oct 3, 2023, 12:22 PM IST

BSF foils cross-border drug smuggling in Punjab's Tarn Taran; Pakistani drone carrying over 2 kg heroin recovered

A BSF Punjab spokesman said that the Pakistani drone was shot down in Kalsian Khurd village along the Indo-Pak border in Tarn Taran.

Tarn Taran: In a major success against cross border drug smuggling, the Border Security Force Punjab Frontier on Monday night claimed to have foiled a narcotics smuggling bid by recovering nearly 3 kg suspected heroin along the Indo-Pak border in Tarn Taran district of Punjab. “After intercepting a drone movement, BSF Punjab Frontier launched a search operation ahead of the Border fence and recovered 01 drone (Model DJI Matrice 300 RTK) & 01 packet, suspected to be narcotics (appx 2.7Kg) from a field in the area near Vill.- Kalsian Khurd, Dist.-Tarn Taran,” a spokesman for the BSF Punjab Frontier said in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter.

  • After intercepting a drone movement, @BSF_Punjab launched a search operation ahead of the Border fence and recovered 01 #drone (Model DJI Matrice 300 RTK) & 01 packet, suspected to be narcotics (appx 2.7Kg) from a field in the area near Vill.- Kalsian Khurd, Dist.-Tarn Taran. pic.twitter.com/iXOFRZMdSD

    — BSF PUNJAB FRONTIER (@BSF_Punjab) October 2, 2023 " class="align-text-top noRightClick twitterSection" data=" ">

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While divulgin further details into the incident, Deputy Superintendent of Police Bhikhivind Preetinder Singh said that the information about the cross border drug smuggling with the help of drones was received at 9 pm on Monday. Following the specific intelligence inputs, District Police Tarn Taran and BSF of Thana Khalra launched a search operation in the area.

During the search operation, a Pakistani drone was spotted hovering into the Indian side which was fired upon by the security forces. The droine was shot down and it fell into the fields of of Gurjant Singh son of Ghasita Singh, a resident of village Kalsian Khurd in Tarn Taran, the DSP said. In the subsequent search of the drone, it was found to be carrying over 2 kg of heroin, he added.

DSP Bhikhivind Preet Inder Singh said that a case has been registered against unknown persons at Khalra police station and the search for the drug smuggler has been started.

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