Security personnel have recovered a consignment of arms and ammunition dropped by a Pakistani drone near the International Border in Jammu district, officials familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

People aware of the developments said the drone dropped the consignment past midnight at Alora Mandal in Sohanjana. “A villager heard the sound of the flying object and saw it dropping something. He informed the police,” an official said.

Police immediately cordoned off the village and launched a search operation during which a yellow packet tied to strings and a wooden base to carry the payload was found, leading to the recovery of the arms and ammunition, the officials said.

Sharing details on what was recovered from the consignment, Jammu district police chief Chandan Kohli said, “The incident happened around midnight. We have recovered one AK-47 assault rifle, three AK magazines, 30 AK rounds and a telescopic sight”.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, a senior police…