The Border Security Force (BSF) on Wednesday mentioned that its troops have apprehended 4 Indian smugglers in Punjab and seized a major amount of narcotics in addition to arms and ammunition in an intelligence-based operation alongside the worldwide boundary with Pakistan.
The operation unfolded following painstakingly developed intelligence for greater than every week, the BSF mentioned in a press release.
Reconnaissance of the possible dropping spot was additionally executed. After thorough evaluation and planning, operational groups of BSF laid an ambush within the suspected space on the night of January 29.
Around 11.30 p.m., the ambush occasion heard the suspected sound of a drone and noticed three people shifting in the direction of a packet that was simply dropped. Subsequently, three smugglers have been swiftly apprehended, and a pistol and journal with 4 rounds have been discovered on them, it added.
The chief confessed to a number of drone sorties deliberate in collusion with Pakistan-based smugglers.
The arrest of smugglers led to the revelation of their different two associates who’re absconding, and constant efforts are being made to nab them as properly, mentioned the BSF.
The operation continued that had a number of profitable drone sorties.
The operation additional revealed a video name alternate between Indian smuggler and Pakistani smuggler named Rana, his brother, and one other affiliate Saha, which indicated the smuggling of narcotics by way of drones.
In the video name, Pak smuggler Rana instructed the Indian smuggler about handing over a part of the consignment to a hinterland courier resulting in the apprehension of yet another courier and the seizure of further narcotics and drug cash.
The BSF will even pursue a powerful case for an Interpol discover, in coordination with the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), towards Pakistani smuggler Rana, his brother, and Saha (the kingpins).
In complete, the operation led to the apprehension of 4 smugglers, seizure of 9 packets of heroin, one packet of ICE (methamphetamine) each weighing 5.900 kg roughly, together with packing materials, one pistol, 4 rounds, Indian forex Rs 70, 140, and one scooter.