In a significant crackdown on narcotics trafficking, the Collectorate of Customs Appraisement at the Torkham Customs Station successfully intercepted a smuggling attempt into Pakistan. On April 27, 2024, acting on intelligence provided by Chief Collector-KP, Mr. Saeed Akram, a special team was assembled by Collector Customs Appraisement, Mr. Amjad-ur-Rahman.

The operation, led by Additional Collector Mr. M. Rizwan and Deputy Collector Mr. Huseeb Ahmed Bajwa, targeted an empty import vehicle bearing the registration E 3835. The customs officials executed a meticulous search and discovered a substantial quantity of drugs concealed within the vehicle’s cabin.

The contraband seized included 18 kilograms of heroin and 14 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, commonly known as ‘Crystal Ice’, with an estimated street value of PKR 66 million. The driver of the vehicle was promptly arrested, and criminal proceedings have been initiated. Law enforcement agencies are now actively pursuing leads to apprehend the accomplices involved in this grave offense.

The successful operation underscores the relentless efforts of Pakistan’s customs authorities in combating the menace of drug trafficking that threatens the fabric of society.