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Peshawar Customs seizes narcotics worth Rs70m, arrested 52 smugglers during FY2016-17

Peshawar Customs seizes narcotics worth Rs70m, arrested 52 smugglers during FY2016-17

PESHAWAR: The Custom Collectorate with collaboration of Anti Narcotics Force seized narcotics of different quality along with heroine and puppy crops worth of Rs70 million besides arresting of 52 persons in last financial year 2016-2017.

According to anti smuggling units of Custom House Peshawar 1302 kilogram chars worth of Rs10.4 million recovered from the possession of smuggling operation on cross border areas of Pak-Afghan routes. The customs staff also recovered opium of 1302 kilogram worth of Rs7 million.

The total amount of heroine recovered by the custom authorities was also 1302 kilogram having value of Rs4.8 million.  The total value of the recovered narcotics is more than Rs70 million in the previous financial year of 2016-7.

The number of arrested persons during the recovery process 52 while the number of convicted persons is 55. The customs anti smuggling units with Anti Narcotics Forces are constantly engaged to avert smuggling bids of narcotics to other province and also at international level.

The authorities installed high resolution scanners at Bacha Khan International Airport where not only luggage of the passenger is being checked out but also their bodies abdominal part to recover capsules digested by the smugglers.

Authorities said that since the border management with Afghanistan smuggling activities of narcotics significantly reduced to low level as compare to previous years while the ratio would be declined further with effective steps taken by ANF and Custom Peshawar.