Chandigarh: A drone was found from a field near the India-Pakistan border in Punjab’s Tarn Taran district along with over 5 kg of heroin, police on Friday.
The hexacopter, an unmanned aerial vehicle with six rotors, was recovered in a joint operation of the Punjab Police and the Border Security Force (BSF) in the area, which was just 2 km away from the border.
Director General of Police (DGP) Gaurav Yadav said police immediately shared the pin-pointed inputs with the BSF after noticing the drone movement in the Indo-Pak border on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday.
A blue and black-coloured hexacopter (model – E616S) along with black tape-wrapped five packets of heroin weighing 5.60kg was found lying in the agricultural land of a local resident, Yadav said.
Preliminary investigation suggests that the drone was found to be having a modern technology and it could lift a good amount of weight.
Senior Superintendent of Police Sukhminder Singh Mann said investigations are on to trace those who were to receive this air-dropped consignment of heroin.
On November 28, two Pakistani drones were gunned down by the BSF along the India-Pakistan border in Amritsar and Tarn Taran districts.
Two hexacopters were carrying around 10 kg of heroin which were recovered by the BSF troops.
On November 30, a broken quadcopter drone was recovered from the area of village Van Tara Singh in Khalra in Tarn Taran.
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