Oil smuggled from Afghanistan seized in Karak
KARAK: Police on Wednesday seized a big quantity of mobile oil, which was being smuggled from Afghanistan to Peshawar and other parts of the country via Karak, officials said. They said that following a tip-off district police officer Sajjad Khan asked circle officer Noor Mohammad Khattak to arrest the smugglers and recover mobile oil allegedly being smuggled to Peshawar. Mr Khattak along with a police party stopped two trucks at Dheraki area of Banda Daud Shah tehsil and on search recovered 231 drums from each truck bearing numbers (T-037 and Z-7335). The police said that the total quantity of oil was 46,200 litres, as each drum contained 200 litres of oil.
The police impounded the trucks and arrested two alleged smugglers identified as Noor Alam and Iftikhar, both residents of Mohmand Agency, and registered cases against them under sections 43/44 of Petroleum Act.
The accused were later shifted to an undisclosed location for investigations.
Sources claimed that the DPO sent a special police team from district headquarters to Banda Daud Shah, as SHOs of three police stations, including Gurguri, Teri and Banda Daud Shah, were least interested in foiling the smuggling attempt on Gurguri-Tall route.
The DPO awarded cash and commendation certificates to members of the raiding party, which thwarted the smuggling bid.