Truckloads of timber seized in Haripur
HARIPUR: The local forest and police officials have seized four trucks full of timber, which was being smuggled to Punjab, officials said on Wednesday. They said that following a tip-off the forest officials in assistance with police stopped two trucks late on Tuesday night at the Farooqia checkpost and recovered from them 342 logs of costly timber. The same night the forest officials also seized two truckloads of high quality timber at the forest checkpost of Jhari Kas on Hassan Abdal Road.
The sources said that the total seized timber, with a market value of Rs2 million, included 685 logs measuring 574 feet. The forest authorities also impounded the four trucks, including GLT-267, GLT-8823, GLT-2787 and GLT-625. District Forest Officer Sher Hasan confirmed the seizure and said that the timber was being smuggled to Punjab. He said that the forest department had mobilised all its available resources against the smugglers. He said that the Tarbela Lake route was constantly being monitored to check timber smuggling from upper Hazara.
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