Publish dateThursday 8 December 2022 - 11:31
Story Code : 262016
Attemption of smuggling weapons from Afghanistan foiled
Officials said that, customs authorities at Torkham border foiled an attempt to smuggle arms and ammunition from Afghanistan.
Afghan Voice Agency(AVA)_Monitoring, An official who displayed the weapons said that action was taken after they received a tip-off and stopped a loaded truck with registration No. E-3657 as it crossed the border. He said the truck was loaded with pomegranates being exported from Afghanistan.

The customs chief said the collector appraisement official for Peshawar, Amjadur Rehman and his team searched the truck and recovered 16 US-made automatic firearms and ammunition. The arms were concealed in hidden cavities in the truck.

Muhammad Salim said that the driver of the truck fled from the scene. However, they launched an investigation. He said the seized arms are banned in Pakistan and could be used in terrorism related incidents.
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