Huge cache of arms, ammunition recovered from vehicle on Lahore-Islamabad motorway

Published: July 23, 2014
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Express News screengrab of the arms and ammunition seized.

Express News screengrab of the arms and ammunition seized.

RAWALPINDI: A huge amount of arms and ammunition were recovered from a vehicle on the Lahore-Islamabad Motorway near Chakri Interchange, Express News reported on Wednesday.

The law enforcement agencies stopped a vehicle on the motorway and seized 200 pistols, 19 Kalashnikovs and 23 other guns from it.

Around 48,000 bullets and 45 night visions telescopes were also recovered.

Two suspects, Noor Zaman and Israr, were also taken into custody and shifted to an undisclosed location for interrogation.

According to initial details, the arms and ammunition were being transported from Kohat and other areas of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa to different parts of Punjab to be used in acts of terrorism.

Police have started further investigation into the incident.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Moiz Omar
    Jul 23, 2014 - 2:56PM

    Good job by the security officials in catching these criminals.

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  • Stranger
    Jul 23, 2014 - 4:27PM

    Good job but just a drop in the mighty ocean .

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  • Randomstranger
    Jul 23, 2014 - 4:33PM

    These policemen are as much of heroes as our army and PAF men are. I wish people were more respectful to the policemen.

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  • sterry
    Jul 23, 2014 - 10:46PM

    @Stranger: How do you know if it is a drop in the ocean? I think the police have done a great job. How many acts of terrorism or violence do you see in Punjab – almost nothing. There were 40 shootings in Chicago USA this past week end. All of Punjab with over 100 million people didn’t see as many shootings as this one American city. We need to respect the security forces who do a great job of apprehending anti state cowards who attack civilians.

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  • Asim
    Jul 24, 2014 - 4:41AM

    We need to strengthen our police forces on the pattern of motorway police. Only the police has capabilities and know how to deal with terrorists.

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