PESHAWAR: Police foiled an attempt to smuggle arms and ammunition to Punjab and arrested two suspects on Sunday. An official of Paharipura police station said personnel flagged down a vehicle near Motorway Toll Plaza and seized a huge quantity of arms and ammunition.
“We have [confiscated] 20 pistols, two submachine guns and 20,000 cartridges of TT pistols that were hidden in the vehicle,” Faqirabad ASP Wasim Riaz told The Express Tribune. “The arms and ammunition were being transported to Punjab.”
The ASP added the arrested persons were identified as Ismail and Muhammad Nabi – both residents of Darra Adam Khel.” An FIR has been registered against them.
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Earlier on May 18, Mattani police foiled an attempt to smuggle a huge quantity of arms and ammunition in a truck and arrested the driver.
Police acted on a tip-off and flagged down a truck. They confiscated 103 rifles and 4,500 rounds. Police also arrested the driver, Daud, who hailed from Mashokhel village.
Similarly, on May 4, City police foiled an arms smuggling bid and seized a huge cache in the Mattani police jurisdiction.
Police said they stopped a car and confiscated 33 guns, 20 repeaters, seven rifles and 88 magazines. The driver, identified as Ameer Hamza, was arrested and a case was registered against him.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 13th, 2016.