Rs,195M narcotics seized in Khyber

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Ashrafuddin Pirzada

LANDIKOTAL: Custom Intelligence and Frontier Corps(North) jointly foiled two separate bids to smuggle a huge quantity of narcotics from Afghanistan and arrested eight smugglers, officials said on Monday.

Deputy Director of Customs Intelligence Peshawar Amanat Khan told reporters that on the secret information conveyed by directorate general customs intelligence Islamabad, they deployed FC and customs staff at various border areas in Tirah valley.

Amanat Khan said they shared the prior information with high-ups and constituted teams. In the first action taken, they flagged six persons at the Rajgal border area. The people who had backpacks were coming from Afghanistan. He said as they were asked to stop they ran away and left their backpacks behind. He said 38kg hashish(Chars)and 6.5kg ice were recovered from their gage. He said the worth of seized narcotics in the market was 103 million rupees.

Amanat said in the second seizure customs intelligence and FC personnel recovered 92kg of Hashish(Chars) during checking from pedestrians in Tirah Valley. He said the total worth of the seized items was 115 million rupees in the international market. Eight people were arrested and an investigation.