In Punjab’s Tarn Taran district, Border Security Force troops have recovered a drone and over 2kg of heroin from a village near the India-Pakistan border, the fourth such recovery in as many days.
The troops heard a drone hovering over Kalia village at 8.56pm on Monday.
Officials said the personnel fired in that direction and recovered 2.47kg of heroin wrapped in yellow polythene during the search.
An official said that a metal ring for releasing the consignment from the drone was also found attached to the package.
A second round of searches was conducted on Tuesday morning, during which the broken drone was discovered in the fields.
A smuggling attempt was foiled once again by BSF troops, the official said.
Pakistani drones have been moving near the international border in recent days.
Near the international border in Amritsar district, the BSF foiled a cross-border drug smuggling attempt by recovering a drone and a packet of heroin.
Three kilograms of heroin and a drone were discovered near the international border in Tarn Taran district on Sunday.
A Pakistani drone dropped about 25kg of heroin in Fazilka district on December 3. BSF personnel recovered the heroin.