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BSF shoots down drone carrying heroin along border in Punjab

File picture shows BSF personnel carrying  a Pakistani drone which was shot down by them along the International Border in Kathua.

File picture shows BSF personnel carrying a Pakistani drone which was shot down by them along the International Border in Kathua. | Photo Credit: PTI

The Border Security Force (BSF) has shot down a drone coming from Pakistan, which was carrying heroin, in Punjab's Amritsar, said the force on Monday, May 9, 2022.

The BSF said it recovered nine packets of heroin from the drone, thwarting a smuggling bid from across the border.

“Frontier #BSF troops foiled another smuggling attempt through Pak drone. Vigilant BSF troops fired at the drone coming from Pak & brought it down. Drone carrying 9 packets suspected to be #Heroin (10.670Kgs) in a bag were also recovered,” said the BSF (Punjab Frontier) in a tweet.


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