After getting precise information about narcotics smuggling into the area via drone, the border and the Punjab police conducted a search operation.
New Delhi: A bottle of narcotics was discovered today by the Border Security Force (BSF) and the Punjab Police in Rajatal, a hamlet in the Amritsar division of the state that is near to the International Border.
Following specific information on the use of drones by Pakistani drug traffickers to carry drugs into the area, the border and the Punjab police started a search operation. The soldiers discovered a Chinese-made drone with a Coca-Cola or Coke bottle connected to it that was packed with drugs.
The drone that was found is a Chinese-made DJI Mavic 3 Classic quadcopter. The DJI Mavic 3 Classic can transmit HD video at a distance of 15 kilometers and has a maximum flying time of 46 minutes.
The military believes the drone, which was found in a paddy field near Rajatal, contained heroin, which weighs around 0.54 kg.
Another drone drug delivery attempt to Punjab was successfully thwarted by the Army.
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Amit Shah, Union Home Minister, who presided over the 31st Northern Zonal Conference in Amritsar, announced that specialized drone teams and anti-drone measures would soon be deployed all across border states to prevent the smuggling of drugs and weapons into India from Pakistan.
The chief ministers of border states were promised by Mr. Shah that the Modi administration was dedicated to bolstering the security measures along the border and that an anti-drone technology will soon be installed there.
In August, the Center informed the Parliament that Pakistan was employing drones to deliver weapons to Jammu and Kashmir as well.