PESHAWAR: The Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) Peshawar took into possession the foreign origin 13.700-Kg of heroin powder along with a carrier vehicle valued at Rs15million. The price of the drug is Rs13.7million in the international market while the value of the vehicle is Rs1.3million.
An FIR has been lodged against the unidentified smugglers according to Customs Act-1969.
According to details given by Deputy Director I&I Peshawar Wajid Khan while talking with Customs Today that Directorate of I&I Peshawar had received a tip-off that a big quantity of foreign origin narcotics would be smuggled into Punjab by a vehicle via Motorway. In anticipation, the ASO Drug Cell staff established a picket near Rashakai Interchange on M-I Motorway near Nowshera to intercept the smuggling drug.
A suspected Suzuki Swift car with registration No: LEH-14-4080 was seen coming from Peshawar side. It was signalled to stop but the driver ignored the signal and sped away. On chasing the same, the driver of the car abandoned the vehicle on the Motorway and fled the spot.
The vehicle was searched and found with heroin powder tactfully concealed in the secret cavities, specially designed into the floor of the car. The motor car was brought to the premises of the Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation (Customs)-FBR Peshawar where a thorough search led to the recovery of 13.700-Kg heroin.