KHYBER AGENCY  - An alleged smuggler was shot dead by Khasadar force when he did not stop his vehicle at the Bagyar Check Post of tehsil Jamrud, Khyber Agency on Saturday.

Sharing details, Assistant Political Agent Jamrud Fahad Wazir said the on-duty Khasadar troops were busy in their routine duty when they signaled a Shahkas-bound car (LKL-333) from Peshawar for checking. He said that the alleged smuggler instead to stop sped away the car. Then, he said, the Khasadar personnel opened firing and shot him dead. “During search of the vehicle, 26kg heroin were recovered from hidden cavities of the car. The contraband item and the car were taken into legal custody and case was lodged,” he added. The deceased was identified as Pezwan son of Rund of Zakha Khel tribe.