India’s Border Security Force (BSF) intercepted and seized 5.5 kg narcotics that were reportedly dropped by a drone near the International Border in Amritsar sector.
BSF troops deployed at the border reported Indian airspace was violated by a drone coming from the Pakistani side yesterday. Troops also heard the sound of something having fallen in the fields near Rai village, a BSF officer said.
During a search of the area, a big packet wrapped in yellow adhesive tape along with a hook attached to it was found in the fields on the outskirts of the village.
The package comprised five smaller packets wrapped with yellow tape, suspected to contain heroin, the officer added.
On Friday, the BSF had seized 5.2 kg narcotics dropped in a similar manner in the same area.
The BSF has been actively bolstering its surveillance and security measures along the border to combat the growing threat of drug trafficking.
The use of drones by smugglers has emerged as a significant challenge, as it allows them to evade traditional methods of detection.
Authorities are conducting a detailed investigation to determine the source and destination of the seized drugs, as well as the individuals or groups involved in the smuggling operation.
Last month, the BSF shot down a drone carrying narcotics across the border and seized 3 kg of drugs.