Rawalpindi: Huge cache of drugs recovered
Rawalpindi: The Rawalpindi Police on Saturday recovered huge cache of drugs being transported to Punjab and Sindh from Khayber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP).
Superintendent Police (Potohar) Malik Matloob, addressing a press conference at Westridge Police Station said that a team of Westridge Police Station headed by Sub-Inspector Muhammad Jahangir recovered over 155 kilograms of hashish and 11 kilograms of opium from a car that was heading towards the central Punjab. He said that the drugs were concealed in a vacuum specially made under the floor of the car.
He said that the City Police Officer (CPO), after assuming his charged, had asked the police to make strategy to counter drug trafficking. He said that the team upon receiving information that a KP-based drug mafia would transport a huge consignment of narcotics to the central Punjab and Sindh barricaded the GT Road near Nasirabad and started checking the suspicious vehicles.
In the meantime, the tipped off car bearing registration number LET-1251, was seen coming from KP and the driver of the car tried to avoid the police barrier but the police intercepted it and searched the car thoroughly but recovered nothing, the SP said adding, but the information was so authentic that the police didn’t t cleared the car and again checked the vehicle and found some hole in the bottom of the floor.
He said that the car was later taken to the police station with two people on board identified as Charar Ali and Atique and discovered huge quantity of narcotics concealed in the vehicle. The SP said that a strategy has been prepared to counter heinous crimes including drug trafficking.