Crime Roundup: 66 arrested; hashish, liquor seized

Published: May 10, 2011

PESHAWAR: Police on Monday claimed to have busted a gang of inter-provincial drug smugglers by arresting four smugglers.

Overall, 66 alleged lawbreakers were nabbed during the ongoing crackdown in parts of the provincial capital, officials said.

A huge quantity of narcotics was being smuggled out from the tribal areas to Punjab, but on a tip off Hayatabad police foiled the smuggling bid.

During a search, 22 kilograms of ‘high quality’ hashish was recovered.

Police have registered a case against the alleged smuggler Subhanullah, a resident of Matta Mughul Khel.

Separately, Badabher police intercepted a vehicle near Mashoo Khel Tanga and recovered 24 kilograms of hashish while arresting two alleged smugglers, Saeed Gul, a resident of Wazir Qilla, and Masud, a resident of Mohmand Agency.

Seven pistols and 41 bottles of liquor were also seized. Police have registered separate cases against the outlaws and started conducting further investigations.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 10th, 2011.

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