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Customs Peshawar impounds ice drugs & NDP vehicles valued at Rs274m in seven months

Customs Peshawar impounds ice drugs & NDP vehicles valued at Rs274m in seven months

PESHAWAR: The Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) Peshawar took into possession ice drugs and Non-Duty-Paid vehicles worth Rs273.93million, arrested 16 smugglers and convicted three culprits during first seven months of FY17-18.

According to details explained by sources of the Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) Peshawar that, during first seven months (July to January) FY17-18, the ASO impounded 131 Non-Duty-Paid (NDP) vehicles valued at Rs233.00million while it did 18 NDP vehicles priced at Rs28.300million during the month of January.

The sources told CT that, during first seven months, the ASO Peshawar had apprehended 16 smugglers while the honorable courts convicted three notorious criminals of smuggling and drugs trafficking.

It was told that, during first seven months of FY17-18, the ASO Peshawar seized 779.15 kilogram of hashish worth Rs54.76million while it did seven kilogram of hashish priced at Rs0.7million during the month of January FY17-18.

During seven months of FY17-18, the ASO Peshawar confiscated 16.36 kilogram of opium valued at Rs2.2million whereas the ASO did 2.3 kilogram opium in the month of January FY17-18 priced at Rs.0.23million.

It was disclosed that the ASO Peshawar seized 04 kilogram of Ice drug worth Rs40.93million during first seven months of FY17-18. It was added that, under the command of newly appointed Collector Saeed Khan Jadoon, the ASO Peshawar is working very efficiently and doing more and more seizures against smugglers.

He said Collector Saeed has the motto to crack down against notorious smugglers and traffickers within the vast jurisdiction of Peshawar Collectorate in order to discourage the illegal business.