On Wednesday night, the officers of the Švenčionys border of the SBGS Vilnius border team patrolled the village of Sakališkės in the Švenčionys district. This is about one and a half kilometers from the state border with Belarus. The border guards heard suspicious sounds in the dark. These are usually emitted by drones.
The patrols soon spotted the object itself – it was fixed with night vision equipment.
SBGS officers used a portable unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) interception system, successfully took control of the aircraft and forcibly landed it. It turned out to be a remotely operated homemade airplane.
The border guards, with the help of a dog handler with a service dog, checked the surrounding areas, but found nothing more suspicious.