Friday, January 21

Huge quantity of Narcotics seized at Pak-Afghan Border

By: Ashrafuddin Pirzada

PAKISTAN: Pakistan Customs authorities foiled a bid to smuggle a huge cape of narcotics from Afghanistan via Torkham border, officials said on Monday. 

Additional custom collector Peshawar Muhammad Tayyab and Torkham custom officer Sadiq Akbar told this correspondent that they stopped at truck(8831 Kohat-C)at Torkham border and recovered different kinds of narcotics from its hidden cavities.

 He said during routine checking they recovered 10 kilograms heroin,4.5 kilograms Ice drug, 71 kilogram opium and 100 kilogram hashish from the hidden cavities of the truck. He said the value of the seized contrabands in open market was around 140 million rupees.He added that it was the firstever huge seizer of Torkham customs authorities so far.He said truck and its driver were took into their custoday and shifted to Peshawar custom house to take other lawful steps. 

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