Consignment of arms, ammunition dropped by suspected drone recovered in Samba: Police

SAMBA — A consignment of arms and ammunition dropped by a suspected drone was recovered in Rakh Barutia village of Vijaypur in Samba district, Police said on Monday.

Quoting sources, news agency KNO reported that an information regarding some suspicious material was received after which team of Samba police rushed to the site and conducted searches during which a yellow coloured packet was found lying near bushes.

They said, three pistols, six magazines, 48 bullets and four hand grenades have been recovered from this packet.

The packing of packet and a long plastic string recovered along with suggests it was dropped via a drone, said Additional Superintendent of Police Samba, Surinder Chowdhury.

We are investigating the matter, while teams of bomb disposal squad and forensics were called in and the packet was opened as per SOPs, he said.