PESHAWAR: Customs Intelligence and Investigation Peshawar has seized 20kg of foreign origin heroin powder, which was being transported to Punjab from FATA in a Suzuki Liana car and a Shahzore truck.
Information was passed through Director I&I Peshawar Rashid habib Khan that certain elements would attempt to transport narcotics to Punjab via G.T Road. On the directives of Additional Director Syed Faisal Bukhari, Deputy Director Najeeb Arjumand formed a team headed by Assistant Director Mumtaz and comprising Malik Shahzad, Ashfaq Ahmed and Muhammad Jahangir.
Subsequently, the suspected vehicles were spotted and stopped at different occasions. The drivers of the vehicle managed to escape. The examination of the Suzuki Liana car led to recovery of 5kg smuggled heroin powder worth Rs50 million. The value of the vehicle is Rs0.9 million.
Similarly, examination of Shahzore Truck led to recovery of 15kg heroin powder worth Rs150 million. The value of the vehicle is Rs1.0 million
FIRs are lodged and investigations are underway.
Additional Director Farrukh Sajjad, Deputy Director Shoib Raza,