A senior BSF official informed The Statesman that these long-awaited jackets are slated for pilot testing in the international border regions of Jaisalmer and Barmer, specifically under the Rajasthan Frontier.
The Border Security Force (BSF) and Punjab Police on Friday, foiled a drug smuggling bid by a gang of Pakistan-based smugglers during a joint operation in Punjab on Friday.
According to information, five packets of heroin, weighing 5.60 kilogram, along with a hexacopter drone, which was used to drop the consignment were seized during the joint search operation launched at the border area of Khemkaran in Tarn Taran.
Director General of Police (DGP), Punjab, Gaurav Yadav, said after noticing the drone movement along the Indo-Pak border areas 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 conducted an intensive search operation in the area, which was just two kilometres away from the Indo-Pak border.
“During the search, a blue and black coloured hexacopter drone (model – E616S) alongwith black tape-wrapped 5 packets of heroin weighing 5.60kg, was found lying in the agricultural land of a local resident,” he said.
During preliminary investigation, it was found that the drone in question was found to be having a modern technology and it could lift a good amount of weight.
This is the third such drone intercepted by the Tarn Taran Police in less than a week.
Earlier, a hexacopter drone and a tape-wrapped package containing 6 packets of heroin, weighing 6.68 kg, was seized in the jurisdiction of Border Outpost (BOP) of Harbhajan in Khemkaran on Tuesday.
On the very next day, a broken quadcopter drone was intercepted from the area of village Van Tara Singh in Khalra.
Sharing more details, senior superintendent of police (SSP) from Tarn Taran, Sukhminder Singh Mann, said that investigations were on to ascertain the identity of the Pakistanti smugglers, who sent the consignment at the drone, and also their Indian associates, to whom these were sent.