RAWALPINDI: Four people were arrested on the charge of trying to smuggle narcotics on Monday.

According to the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF), three suspects were nabbed as they attempted to smuggle 33 kilogrammes of narcotics hidden in the compressed natural gas (CNG) cylinder of a vehicle near Motorway Toll Plaza, Islamabad.

The ANF staff intercepted the vehicle coming from Peshawar with National Highway Authority (NHA) engraved on its number plate. It said more than 33kg drugs were recovered from the CNG cylinder of the vehicle.

The narcotics included 24kg of hashish, 9kg of opium and 200 grams of ice (crystal meth). A case has been registered against the suspects who belonged to Peshawar and Charsadda.

Meanwhile, an Abu Dhabi-bound passenger was arrested at Islamabad International Airport (IIA) after recovery of 3.5kg ice (crystal meth) from his trolley bag.

The seizure was made when the check-in for the flight was in progress. The suspect was taken into custody and shifted to the ANF police station for further investigation.

Published in Dawn, November 30th, 2021

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