KARACHI: The Directorate of Customs Intelligence & Investigation Peshawar has foiled a bid to smuggle narcotics, seized large quantity of contrabands and arrested two persons.

Information was received through Director Arsalan Subuctageen that foreign origin narcotics would be smuggle to Punjab through a vehicle via G.T. Road. In anticipation, the staff of Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation, Peshawar established a nakabandi near Rashakai Interchange District Nowshera to intercept the smuggled narcotics.

During the course, a suspected Suzuki Pickup was seen coming from Peshawar side. It was signaled to stop. The vehicle was searched on spot and found contraband (Heroin Powder, Charas and Opium) tactfully concealed in CNG tank of the pickup two persons were arrested on the spot.

The Suzuki pickup was then brought to the premises of the Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation, Peshawar where thorough search led to the recovery of 02 Kg Heroin Powder (gross), 04 Kg Charas (gross) and 04 kg Opium (gross) which has been seized along with carrier vehicle. The estimated value of the aforementioned seized narcotics and vehicle is around Rs2.5 million. An FIR has been lodged against two persons and further investigation is underway.