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Chinese-made drone carrying heroin seized by BSF on Firozpur border

Chinese-made drone carrying heroin seized by BSF on Firozpur border

| @indiablooms | 01 May 2024, 02:50 pm

In a startling revelation this morning, the Border Security Force (BSF) uncovered a nefarious plot on the Firozpur Indo-Pak border. During a routine search operation in the vicinity of village Gandu Kilcha, BSF personnel stumbled upon a China-made drone clandestinely positioned amidst the fields.

Tied to this unmanned aerial vehicle was a suspicious package securely wrapped in tape. Upon closer inspection, the contents of the package were unveiled—a staggering 510 grams of heroin.

The Public Relations Officer of BSF Punjab Frontier disclosed that the drone, identified as a China-made DJI Mavic 3 Classic, was discovered by vigilant soldiers during their patrol. The heroin parcel, meticulously concealed, raised immediate concerns about the potential involvement of organized crime syndicates in drug trafficking across borders.

Authorities suspect that Indian smugglers may have orchestrated the procurement of this contraband from their Pakistani counterparts. The intended destination of this illicit substance remains a pressing question as the BSF intensifies its investigation into the matter. With the value of the seized heroin estimated to exceed Rs 2.5 crore in the international market, the gravity of this interception cannot be overstated.

This incident underscores the evolving tactics employed by drug traffickers, leveraging sophisticated technology to evade detection. The interception of a drone in such a brazen attempt highlights the need for heightened vigilance and advanced surveillance mechanisms along border regions.

BSF officials have reiterated their commitment to combating transnational crime and safeguarding national security interests. Efforts are underway to unravel the intricate networks facilitating the illicit trade of narcotics across borders.

As the investigation unfolds, the apprehension of those involved in this illicit trade remains a top priority for law enforcement agencies. The seizure serves as a stark reminder of the persistent challenges posed by cross-border criminal activities and the imperative for collaborative efforts to stem the tide of drug trafficking.

The BSF remains steadfast in its mission to uphold the integrity of India’s borders and protect its citizens from the perils of illicit substances. As developments continue to unfold, the nation watches closely, hoping for swift justice and resolute action against those perpetrating such heinous crimes.

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