Smuggling bid foiled in Peshawar
PESHAWAR: Peshawar Custom Authorities, after a hard chase, while foiling a smuggling bid, have seized foreign goods worth millions.
On prior tip that foreign goods worth million rupees were to be smuggled to Punjab in a passenger bus No. LES-2757, the Collector Customs Peshawar, Muhammad Younis Khan directed the Additional Collector Junaid Jalil and Deputy Collector Anti-Smuggling Rashid Habib to foil the attempt.
Subsequently, the Deputy Collector Rashid Habib formally constitute a team comprising mobile squad No. 2 and drug enforcement cell officials led by Deputy Superintendent Amanullah Yousafzai and Inspectors Ajmal Khan and M. Ali Afridi. The custom party took position on motorway near Charsadda -Peshawar Interchange and kept waiting for the expected bus.
As the bus appeared, the customs officials signalled the driver to stop, however, the driver instead tried to run over the custom jeep and fled away.
The custom party chased the bus on motorway but the driver, in a bid to escape, left motorway through Charsadda Interchange and entered Charsadda.
The custom officials kept on chasing the suspected bus and finally succeeded in getting hold of the bus near Sardaryab on Main Charsadda–Peshawar Road.
The unknown driver and smuggler Tila, notorious figure escaped the scene. With the help of local police, the bus carrying foreign cloth, cigarettes, and shampoo was brought to custom house Peshawar and the goods seized.
It is worth mentioning that custom authorities have also recovered and seized foreign goods from passenger buses No. LES-3539 and LWC-5338 earlier this week.