During the early hours of Friday, the Border Security Force shot at a drone in the Ferozepur Sector and recovered a Chinese-made pistol, ammunition, and narcotics.
According to a BSF officer, during the intervening night of February 9-10, BSF troops deployed in the MW Uttar Border Outpost area detected a drone attempting to intrude into Indian territory.
During subsequent search by BSF troops, a packet of consignment dropped by the intruding drone, containing approx three kilograms of heroin, a pistol made in China, cartridges and a magazine, was recovered,” he explained.
We are conducting a detailed search of the area. This incident has also been reported to the police and sister agencies.
Drones have been used to smuggle goods along the western border several times in the past few days.
An intruding drone was shot down by the BSF in the Amritsar Sector on February 8.
In the same sector, the BSF had shot down a drone on February 3 and recovered 5 kg of narcotics.
BSF recovered 2.6 kg of narcotics along the International Border in Fazilka Sector on February 1. Near Mumbeke village, BSF troops fired at a drone.
The BSF recovered a large cache of narcotics after another drone was shot down in Sriganganagar Sector of Rajasthan last week.