BAJAUR: The police arrested two persons and seized as many pick-ups loaded with timber here.

A statement issued by the police said two pick-up vehicles with precious wood were seized during an action in a hilly area of Salarzai tehisl on Thursday night. The action was taken on a tip-off that some people were planning to smuggle a huge quantity of precious timber to Khar from the mountainous areas of Salarzai. A team led by SHO Salarzai police station Saidur Rahman immediately moved to the locality and foiled the timber smuggling bid. Cutting and transportation of timber has been banned in the district.

The statement said the timber smugglers were later handed over to the local forest department for further legal action against them.

Published in Dawn, August 6th, 2022

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