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Customs foils two smuggling bids; arms, 300 fertilizer bags seized

Customs foils two smuggling bids; arms, 300 fertilizer bags seized

LANDIKOTAL: The Customs officials, along with local law-enforcement agencies, have foiled a bid to smuggle weapons and fertilizers in Landikotal.

The officials seized a huge quantity of arms and fertilizers in two different raids and also arrested a peddler. The sources said that the Customs officials stopped a van coming from the border village Pasedkhel in Landikotal and recovered 5,000 bullets rounds and one shotgun from the van. The driver, identified as Asif Ali, a resident of Landikotal, was arrested and sent to Landikotal lock-up for investigation.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Customs officials at Torkham border foiled a bid to smuggle fertilizers to Afghanistan.

They recovered 300 bags of fertilizers from a truck that was carrying vegetables to Afghanistan. The Customs official Naeem Khan told media that fertilizer bags had been concealed under the vegetables cartons and were being smuggled to Afghanistan from Pakistan.