Drugs smuggling bid foiled at Torkham

KHYBER AGENCY: The Khasadar force on Wednesday foiled a bid to smuggle narcotics from Afghanistan to Pakistan and seized 231kg of hashish and 13kg of heroin from a truck at Torkham. Torkham Political Tehsildar Shamsul Islam said that the Khasadar troops stopped a Kabul returned trailer (KBL-633) for routine checking and during its search 231kg of hashish and 13kg of heroin. The drugs were canceled in the secret cavities of the trailer. The troops arrested the suspected drug smuggler, identified as Saidal Jan, a resident of Jalalabad, Afghanistan. The suspect has been shifted to the Landi kotal lockup for interrogation, the official said.–Ahmad Nabi

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