More than five kg heroin seized at Torkham
LANDI KOTAL: Security officials at the Torkham border crossing have seized more than five kilograms of heroin on Tuesday. One and a half kilograms of heroin were recovered from a couple while crossing the border from Afghanistan into Pakistan, officials said.
The Afghan national, named Ba Khan and his wife were taken into custody on charges of smuggling the narcotics. The woman was later freed while the man remained locked for further investigations. Another three and a half kilograms of heroin, packed in packets of a popular detergent powder making company, were seized from a handcart.
People crossing the border usually hire handcarts to carry their baggage, as they had to walk nearly half a kilometre distance before reaching the taxi stand. sudher ahmad afridi
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