RAWALPINDI: The Motorway Police nabbed a married couple who were smuggling 242 bottles of liquor stashed in their car on Sunday.
The couple were en route from Peshawar to Lahore when their vehicle was stopped at the Islamabad-Peshawar Motorway.
The suspects, identified as Naveed and Noon Bibi, have been taken into custody with a case now being registered against them. They had also been wanted by the Faisalabad police.
Earlier on November 17, Islamabad Police had arrested an Azerbaijan national for her alleged involvement in human trafficking and drug smuggling.
The police had stopped the suspect, who has been identified as Abivia Solmaz, during patrolling within the Secretariat Police Station limits.
A lady police constable checked her purse and found 1.5kg of heroin in it. Preliminary investigation shows that she was wanted by Interpol France for her alleged involvement in human trafficking. Her visa had also expired in April.
A case has been registered against the accused with an investigation currently underway. IGP Islamabad Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar has appreciated the performance of the police team and also of SP (City) Muhammad Aamir Niazi and SHO Secretariat Shabbir Ahmed Tanoli.