Bid to smuggle Chinese-made drones foiled on India-Nepal border in Bihar

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Representational image of a drone (Image credit: NDTV.com)
Representational image of a drone (Image credit: NDTV.com)

Within two days of the drone attack on Jammu airbase, the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) on Monday evening (June 28) caught three persons and recovered eight Chinese drones and eight cameras from their car in East Champaran district of Bihar on the India-Nepal border. Their car was intercepted near Guabari border outpost during checking.

According to reports the arrested persons have been identified as Rishi Kumar and Rahul Kumar of Sitamarhi district and Krishnandan Kumar of East Champaran district of Bihar. They have been handed over to Kundwa Chainpur police station of the district. The SSB personnel have also recovered Nepalese currency from them. 

The SHO of Kundwa Chainpur police station, Mithilesh Kumar said that a case of smuggling has been lodged against them. He further said that the three persons have been taken into judicial custody and that they have been interrogated by Intelligence Bureau officials posted in Raxaul.

Police have sounded an alert and investigation is on. 

Smuggling is quite common on the porous international border with Nepal, especially after the imposition of Prohibition in Bihar. But this is the first time that the SSB has foiled an attempt to bring in drones packed in a car.

The drones used in Jammu airbase attack were also Chinese-made.

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