Narcotics smuggling bid foiled, 11 held

PESHAWAR  -  The police on Fri­day foiled a bid to smuggle huge quan­tity of narcotics here and arrested 11 suspects while confiscating the drugs and a vehicle.

The spokesman of Excise Depart­ment said that narcotics was being smuggled in a truck loaded with tis­sue papers, adding that tissue consign­ment was loaded from a factory in Ta­jabad area here.

The Excise police recovered 12kg of opium and 785 grams of ice from a mini Mazda truck number LXL 6715, the spokesman said and added that the driver of the vehicle Alam Khan, s/o Ghulam Muhammad, resident of Abak­hel, District Mianwali, was arrested on the spot.

During the initial investigation, the driver said that the consignment of tissue papers was loaded by a person Masudur Rahman from a factory in In­dustrial Estate here for Lahore.

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