The law enforcers searched the vehicles (ST-476 and QJ-679) and recovered four SMG pistols, four 9mm pistols and 65 magazines.
Soon after receiving information, US Consul General Marry Richard rushed to the site and started negotiation with the law enforcement agencies.
The arrested persons were shifted to the Chamkani Police Station, while the US diplomat also accompanied them. The two vehicles and the arrested persons were in police custody till to filing this report.
It is worth mentioned that it was not the first incident of this nature as the US nationals have been intercepted on Peshawar Motorway Toll Plaza on several occasions.
A number of US nationals had been held and returned from the motorway and the airport back to Islamabad over their failure to present NOC or valid entry documents.