China-Made Drone Seized with Heroin Near India-Pakistan Border

by Parminder Singh Sodhi

In a recent development, the Border Security Force (BSF) has intercepted a China-made drone laden with narcotics near the India-Pakistan border in Punjab’s Amritsar district. This successful operation marks another blow to illicit smuggling activities plaguing the region.

Acting on intelligence received, BSF troops launched an extensive search operation in the suspected area, leading to the recovery of a drone along with a packet containing approximately 500 grams of heroin. The packet, wrapped in yellow adhesive tape, was accompanied by a small torch attached to the drone, indicating sophisticated smuggling techniques.

The seizure took place in the fields adjacent to Nestha village, a significant distance from the regional hub of Chandigarh, highlighting the widespread nature of such illegal activities. The recovered drone, identified as a China-made DJI Mavic 3 Classic, underscores the technological sophistication employed by smugglers in their operations.

BSF officials emphasized the vital role of timely and reliable intelligence inputs in thwarting such nefarious attempts. This interception adds to the BSF’s track record of preventing narcotics smuggling through drones across the border.

In 2023 alone, the BSF detected and neutralized 107 drones and seized over 442 kilograms of heroin. Additionally, the force seized weapons and ammunition, and apprehended numerous individuals involved in cross-border smuggling, including Pakistani and Bangladeshi nationals, along with Indian suspects.

Despite facing numerous challenges, including adverse weather conditions and the relentless threat of smuggling, BSF personnel remain steadfast in their commitment to safeguarding the 553-kilometer-long India-Pakistan border in Punjab. Their unwavering dedication is evident in their continuous efforts to uphold security and combat illicit activities in the region.

Last year, BSF troopers of the Punjab Frontier demonstrated their humanitarian ethos by safely repatriating 12 Pakistani nationals who inadvertently crossed the International Border to Pakistan Rangers, showcasing their commitment to maintaining peace and stability in the region.

As the BSF continues its vigilant watch over the border, this latest seizure underscores the ongoing battle against cross-border smuggling and reinforces the importance of collaborative efforts to ensure the security and well-being of the border region and its inhabitants.

Parminder Singh Sodhi

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