Peshawar: FBR intelligence unit seizes Rs. 2.1 mln Opium
PESHAWAR: The Regional Office of Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation- FBR Peshawar Friday seized 21 Kg of foreign origin Opium worth Rs. 2.1 million arresting two peddlers. The intelligence unit on a tip off that foreign origin Opium worth millions of rupees would be smuggled from FATA to Punjab by using Peshawar-Islamabad Motorway, said a press release issued here.
The intelligence unit kept surveillance on Motorway toll plaza and signaled a Toyota Corolla Car No. M-5575 coming from Peshawar side.
During preliminary search of the vehicle the officials of intelligence unit detected Opium concealed in secret cavities of the front and back bumpers of the car.
The drive Umar Ali and his accomplice Hazart Muhammad were arrested on spot and brought to Regional Office Peshawar.
FIR was registered against them and being interrogated while the Opium and vehicle were seized under Customs Act, 1969 and the CNSA, 1997.