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Updated December 25th, 2023 at 09:15 IST

BSF foils cross-border drug-smuggling bid, arrests three in Amritsar's Dhanoe Kalan

The Border Security Force (BSF) has foiled a cross-border drug-smuggling bid with the arrest of three drug smugglers in Amritsar, Punjab

Reported by: Amandeep Dixit
Drug smugglers arrested in Amritsar
Drug smugglers arrested in Amritsar | Image:Republic TV
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Chandigarh: The Border Security Force (BSF) has foiled yet another cross-border drug-smuggling bid with the arrest of three drug smugglers in Punjab’s Amritsar. 

The BSF has also recovered 525 gm of heroin dropped by a Pakistani drone near the international border between India and Pakistan on the intervening night of December 24 and 25.

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The special operation was carried out by BSF at around 12.15 am in village Dhanoe Kalan of Amritsar district, based on specific information. During the operation, near the international border, the BSF troops spotted a Pakistan drone.

The drone dropped a drugs consignment wrapped in yellow tape and having a ring made of strings attached to it. Two locals who received the Pakistani drug consignment were arrested from the site.

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Following questioning of the two, another aide was arrested. During the investigation, it was revealed that the arrested accused were supposed to receive the drugs consignment and were in touch with drug smugglers of Pakistan.

“On December 24, 2023, on the basis of Special information of BSF regarding the smuggling activities near Village Dhanoe Kalan, District Amritsar, a special operation was planned. At about 1215 hrs, movement of two suspected smugglers was observed in the farming field, followed by dropping sound of consignment after drone movement. Immediately both the smugglers were arrested, who were trying to get away with the consignment of heroin, which was wrapped with yellow adhesive tape, and having a ring made of string attached with it (Gross wt - 525 Gms). On the revelation of both the smugglers, the third smuggler was also arrested. Yet another attempt of smugglers to smuggle narcotics was foiled by vigilant BSF troops,” read a statement from the BSF.

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Further, the BSF is investigating the matter with local police to find out the chain of network of on-ground support to Pakistani drug smugglers.

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Published December 25th, 2023 at 09:12 IST

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