Customs Intelligence Peshawar seizes 23.5kg heroin powder

KARACHI: Customs Intelligence Peshawar has foiled an attempt to transport narcotics and recovered sizeable amount of contraband from a vehicle near Noshehra.

Under instructions from Dr. Director Intelligence and Investigation-FBR Peshawar, Dr Arslan Subuctageen, the campaign against smuggling of narcotics is in full swing.

An information was received to the effect that a sizeable quantity of narcotics would be smuggled from tribal area towards down country in a Toyota Corolla car.

In pursuance of the said information the staff of Directorate of Intelligence & Investigation (Customs) Peshawar held a secret naka near Rashakai Interchange, District Nowshera.

The suspected Toyota Corolla Motor Car was spotted coming from Peshawar side. It was signaled to stop but the driver ignored the signal and sped away

After a chase in the official vehicle for some distance, the driver of the vehicle under aerial firing cover abandoned the vehicle and managed to escape from the spot. The vehicle was searched on the spot by the staff of Drug Cell and found contraband (Heroin Powder), tactfully concealed in secret cavities of the vehicle.

Thorough search led to the recovery of 23.50 Kgs Heroin Powder (gross), which was seized alongwith carrier vehicle. The estimated value of the aforementioned seized narcotics and vehicle is around Rs. 24.2 million (narcotics; Rs. 23.5 million and vehicle: Rs0.7 million).

FIR has been lodged against un-known driver/persons and further investigation is underway.

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