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BSF fires at Pakistan drone, foils drugs, weapon smuggling bid in Punjab

A senior official of the force said troops fired at the drone after they heard a “buzzing sound of a suspected flying object coming from the Pakistani side to the Indian side” around 1 am in the Panjgrain area of Gurdaspur sector.

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A search is on to find if the drone too was downed or if it escaped. (Representational image: PTI)

The Border Security Force (BSF) on Wednesday claimed to have foiled a narcotics and weapon smuggling bid by a drone along the India-Pakistan border in Punjab.

A senior official of the force said troops fired at the drone after they heard a “buzzing sound of a suspected flying object coming from the Pakistani side to the Indian side” around 1 am in the Panjgrain area of Gurdaspur sector.

“During search in the area of village Ghaggar and Singhoke, two packets of yellow colour with suspected contraband have been recovered so far,” the senior officer said. It is suspected that the drone dropped the packets, he added.

A pistol was also seen wrapped in the packet, and the consignment was found in the field about 2.7 km from the fence, the officer said. A search is on to find if the drone too was downed or if it escaped, he added.

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