NOWSHERA: The police and Customs officials seized more than 7,000 kilograms of hashish and arrested two persons on smuggling charges in two separate actions on Friday, sources said.
The sources said that acting on a tip-off, officials of the Customs Intelligence Squad put up a barricade at the Rashakai Interchange on the Peshawar-Islamabad Motorway and signalled an oil-tanker (3760) to stop but its driver sped away.
The sources said that the vehicle was intercepted and around 4,360 kilograms of hashish was recovered from its hidden cavities. Two smugglers Khialzada, a resident of Shangla district, and Gul Mast, hailing from Bara in Khyber Agency, were apprehended.
Separately, District Police Officer Mohammad Quresh told a press conference that the police had recovered some 3,380 kilograms of hashish from a dumper truck (PRE-2314) loaded with sand on the Cherat Road. He said the police signalled the vehicle to stop but it overturned when its driver tried to speed away. The official said the occupants of the vehicle and the driver managed to escape while the police recovered the narcotics from it.
Saturday, April 30, 2011
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