Customs Peshawar foils bid to smuggle heroin into Pakistan from Afghanistan

PESHAWAR: MCC Peshawar had foiled an attempt to smuggle Heroin into Pakistan from Afghanistan in a trailer loaded with sulphur.

A trailer laden with sulphur arrived at Customs Station, Torkham from Afghanistan.

On a tip off received through Collector Muhammad Saleem, prior to scanning, the Customs staff deployed at Torkham searched the driver’s cabin of the said trailer.

On suspicion the doors of vehicle were thoroughly searched which led to recovery of 10.34 Kg fine quality white Herione Powder found stuffed in 10 packages and smartly concealed in the doors of driver’s cabin.

Accordingly, the consignment along with narcotics (Heroin) have been seized and driver is arrested for criminal prosecution under relevant laws.

It is worth mentioning that the estimated market value of seized Heroin Powder is around Rs100 million. Moreover, this seizure of narcotics is one of the unique cases in terms of quantity recovered due to the sole efforts and expertise of Customs staff deployed at Torkham.

 

 

Collector Muhammad Saleem, Afghan Transit

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