Bid to smuggle drugs foiled

Khyber   –  The custom officials foiled a drugs smuggling bid from Afghanistan to Pakistan at Torkham Border and recovered 400kg hashish and 250kg opium. 

According to Additional Collector Custom Muhammad Tayyab, the custom officials at Pak-Afghan sharing Torkham Border stopped a vehicle (P-9742) returning from Kabul for routine examination. 

During search drugs including 400kg hashish and 250kg opium were recovered which were concealed in cavities of the truck. The truck driver identified as Shah Faisal, a Pakistani national, was arrested. The vehicle and contraband items were sent to Peshawar Custom House for further investigation, the official said. 

He the seized narcotics have a value of Rs70 million in the open market. It is the second big seizure of narcotics by the Custom Department in one week, the official said.

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