ISLAMABAD - The Food Department Rawalpindi and district police on Friday foiled three bids to smuggle wheat and flour besides seizing 2,400 bags.

According to a district administration spokesman, the authorities of the Food Department along with Chakri police confiscated three vehicles loaded with 2,400 bags including 1,200 wheat bags and 1,200 flour bags.

He informed that police arrested three drivers namely Muhammad Owais, Latif and Bilal for violating the ban on wheat and flour smuggling. The authorities concerned had been directed to strictly monitor district exit points to control wheat smuggling, he said adding, Deputy Commissioner Rawalpindi Tahir Farooq had instructed the authorities to strictly monitor the movement of wheat and take strict action in accordance with the law against the rules violators.