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Punjab Police In Joint Operation With Bsf Recover 3kg Heroin, Pistol From Tarn Taran

Punjab Police Committed To Make Punjab A Drug-Free State As Per Vision Of Cm Bhagwant Mann

Chandigarh/Tarn Taran : The ongoing war against drugs launched on the directions of Chief Minister (CM) Bhagwant Mann dealt a major blow to the cross-border smuggling after Punjab Police in joint operation with Border Security Force (BSF) recovered a parcel containing three packets of Heroin, weighing 3Kg, and 0.30 bore pistol along with magazine and five live cartridges from the border area of village Mianwal in Tarn Taran.

The consignment was airdropped by the Pak-based smugglers using a drone from across the border. Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Gaurav Yadav said that on information provided by a civilian on hearing drone movement near Indo-Pak border in Khemkaran area on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday, Police teams from Tarn Taran district immediately shared the pin-pointed inputs with the BSF and jointly launched a combing operation in the area, which was within the radius of 1km from the Indo-Pak border.

“On deep checking of the surrounding fields, Police and BSF teams have successfully recovered the consignment of 3Kg heroin and a pistol along with ammunition from the area of Mianwal,” he said.

Pertinently, the development came a day after the Punjab Police arrested a juvenile after recovering 15 packets of heroin, weighing 15Kg, and ₹8.40 lakh drug money from his possession during a special naka at Ram Tirath Road in Amritsar.

This consignment was also airdropped by Pak-based smugglers using a drone and the accused was going to deliver after retrieving the parcel from the border area of village Kakkar in Amritsar.

Sharing more details, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Tarn Taran Gurmeet Chauhan said that investigations are on to ascertain the identity of the Pak smugglers, who sent the consignment via drone, and also their Indian associates, who were to receive this air-dropped consignment.

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


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