Three held for smuggling drugs, weapons from Pakistan

Thursday 16th January 2020 01:24 EST

An Army Naik and two others have been arrested for allegedly smuggling drugs and weapons from Pakistan using GPS-fitted drones in collusion with their Pakistani accomplices. Punjab Police chief Dinakar Gupta said they seized two Chinese-made drones, 12 drone batteries, some custom-made drone containers, an INSAS rifle magazine and two walkie talkie sets, besides Rs 622,000 in cash from them. The cash is suspected to be the sale proceed of the smuggled drugs, he said, adding that no drug, however, has been recovered from them as yet. He said three persons, including an Army naik, Rahul Chauhan, were arrested, said Gupta. The seized drones were GPS-fitted, he said, adding that it was discovered that such drones were being used to drop weapons, hand grenades, satellite phones and fake currency notes in India.

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