CHANDIGARH:The continued battle towards medicine launched on the instructions of Chief Minister (CM) Bhagwant Mann dealt a serious blow to the cross-border smuggling after Punjab Police in joint operation with Border Safety Drive (BSF) recovered a parcel containing three packets of Heroin, weighing 3Kg, and 0.30 bore pistol together with journal and 5 reside cartridges from the border space of village Mianwal in Tarn Taran. The consignment was airdropped by the Pak-based smugglers utilizing a drone from throughout the border.

Director Normal of Police (DGP) Punjab Gaurav Yadav stated that on data supplied by a civilian on listening to drone motion close to Indo-Pak border in Khemkaran space on the intervening evening of Thursday and Friday, Police groups from Tarn Taran district instantly shared the pin-pointed inputs with the BSF and collectively launched a combing operation within the space, which was throughout the radius of 1km from the Indo-Pak border.

“On deep checking of the encircling fields, Police and BSF groups have efficiently recovered the consignment of 3Kg heroin and a pistol together with ammunition from the realm of Mianwal,” he stated.

Pertinently, the event got here a day after the Punjab Police arrested a juvenile after recovering 15 packets of heroin, weighing 15Kg, and ₹8.40 lakh drug cash from his possession throughout a particular naka at Ram Tirath Highway in Amritsar. This consignment was additionally airdropped by Pak-based smugglers utilizing a drone and the accused was going to ship after retrieving the parcel from the border space of village Kakkar in Amritsar.

Sharing extra particulars, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Tarn Taran Gurmeet Chauhan stated that investigations are on to determine the identification of the Pak smugglers, who despatched the consignment by way of drone, and in addition their Indian associates, who had been to obtain this air-dropped consignment.

In the meantime, a case FIR No. 8 Dated 10/2/2023 has been registered below sections 21-C, 23, 27-A and 29 of the NDPS Act and sections 10, 11 and 12 of the Plane Act at Khemkaran Police Station in Tarn Taran.

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