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Over 300 repeater guns seized at Torkham

Updated July 19, 2018

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LANDI KOTAL: Customs authorities seized large quantity of arms from a truck at Torkham border here on Wednesday.

Officials said that a truck carrying fresh vegetables and steel scrap had arrived at the border point from Afghanistan on Monday (July 16) and was parked at the customs terminal for customs clearance.

The customs staff during examination spotted some arms packed in gunny bags concealed in hidden cavities of the vehicle. Officials said that upon opening of the bags, they found 305 repeater guns which they immediately seized.

Driver of the vehicle managed to escape while his assistant was taken into custody and the vehicle was also impounded.

Published in Dawn, July 19th, 2018