PESHAWAR: Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) recovered narcotics worth millions of rupees from Toyota Corolla car near Chamkani GT Road Peshawar on Tuesday.
Sources told Customs Today that Director Dr. Arslan Subuctageen received information that a sizable quantity of narcotics would be smuggled from tribal areas in a Toyota Corolla car.
In pursuance of the said information, the staff of Directorate of I&I Peshawar held a secret ‘naka bandi’ near Chamkani GT Road. Sources told that the suspected Toyota Corolla bearing registration no: LED-11-9569 was spotted coming from Peshawar side. It was signaled to stop but the driver of the vehicle abandoned the vehicle and managed to escape from the spot.
The vehicle was searched on the spot by the staff of drug cell and found contraband (heroin powder) which was tactfully concealed in the cavities of the vehicle.
The vehicle was then brought to the premises of the Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation where thorough search led to the recovery of 12 kilograms fine quality heroin powder (gross) which was seized along with carrier vehicle.
The estimated value of the aforementioned seized narcotics and vehicle is Rs 13.5 million (narcotics Rs.12 million and vehicle Rs1.5 million). FIR No.64 of 2018 lodged against an unknown driver-person and further investigation is underway.