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Bid to smuggle 10 kg opium foiled

Bid to smuggle 10 kg opium foiled

LAHORE: National Highways & Motorway Police foiled an attempt to smuggle 10 packets of fine quality opium and arrested two smugglers in the area of Burhan on Motorway (M-1).

In addition to that the police also arrested a gang of five criminals on M-2 near Sial Mor, travelling in a suspicious private cum police car and recovered one walky-talky set, one 30 bore pistol, 18 live rounds, 03 magazines, 01 bottle imported liquor and different types of mobile phones from their custody.

As per details, the Motorway Police was informed by customs inspector Maqbool-ur Rehman from Peshawar that a suspicious white Charade car No.W-2603 is going towards Islamabad and Motorway Police should check it. On receiving this information, NH&MP officers including DSP Younas Ansari, PO Abdul Maalik and PO Rafaqat saw the said car in the area of Burhan on Motorway (M-1) and signaled to stop; the car did not stop and sped away. However, the Motorway Police officers chased the car and stopped it through commando action and took the car into their custody. On search of the car, 10 packets of fine quality opium of worth 8 lakh were recovered from the hidden pockets of car. Motorway Police officers immediately arrested two culprits namely Naseer Ullah s/o Amanullah and Attaullah s/o Naseerullah, a resident of Peshawar. On initial inquiry, the culprits confessed that they were trying to smuggle these drugs from Peshawar to Lahore.

In 2nd incident, the Motorway Police officers DSP Babar Hussain, SPO Israr Hussain, SPO Hassan Muhammad and PO Shahid Rasool were on their routine patrolling on Motorway (M-2), in the area of Sial More. They observed an over-speed Toyota Corolla Car No.LWE-3501 carrying blue police light. The NH&MP officers signaled to stop, but the driver did not stop it and sped away. However, the Motorway Police officers chased the car and stopped it and took the car into their custody. On search of the car, One walky-talky set, one 30 bore pistol, 18 live rounds, 03 magazine, one bottle liquor and different types of mobile phones were recovered from their custody. Motorway Police officers immediately arrested the 05 suspicious criminals namely Muhammad Akhtar s/o Muhammad Munir, Shehzad s/o Lal Muhammad, Farrukh Saleem s/o Fransis, Yaqoob Masih s/o Fiaz Masih and Parvez Masih s/o Younas Masih r/o Faisalabad. Later on, the Motorway Police handed over the arrested smugglers and criminals along with recovered drugs and cars to local police and Customs officials for further legal action and investigation.

The Inspector General, National Highways & Motorway Police Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema has lauded the performance of the officers of NH&MP and announced cash reward with commendation certificates for them.