The Khyber-Torkham Border Customs officers seized greater than 100kgs of heroin from a truck on Wednesday. The driver of the truck has additionally been taken into custody.
Customs officers mentioned the worth of medicine within the worldwide market was over a billion rupees. The anti-drug operation was one of many few main ones that have been carried out within the historical past of Torkham Customs.
“Customs personnel at the Torkham Import Terminal recovered more than 100kg of heroin from the hidden compartments of a truck, bearing registration number KBL-2652,” in line with further customs collector Torkham Muhammad Tayyab.
The empty container entered Pakistan from Afghanistan by way of Torkham after which the customs officers detained its driver, additionally impounding the automobile.
In the final 15 days, customs authorities have seized medication price Rs1.73 billion on the Torkham border.
Earlier, the Customs Department of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) foiled a bid to smuggle urea fertiliser price hundreds of thousands of rupees to Afghanistan.
The customs officers confiscated the automobile and the commodity that was being smuggled in potato sacks by way of Chaman and began an investigation.
According to a report despatched by the Collectorate of Customs Appraisement Quetta to the FBR Head Quarters, the collectorate had seized urea fertiliser price Rs7.2 million.
The officers took into possession 480 luggage of the commodity and registered an FIR towards the exporters and clearing agent.