According to a Dawn report, Customs at the Torkham station in Peshawar foiled a smuggling attempt recently after they inspected a truck coming into the country from Afghanistan. According to their report, more than 200 different guns have been recovered by customs over there. Customs seized guns after they suspected that there would be something on that truck which was the reason for the detailed inspection.
Further investigations are going to be taking place regarding the matter to find the group behind this. It is said that everyone involved managed to get away in time however, the driver of the truck forgot his passport in the truck’s dashboard before running away.
Sources say that the way this arms smuggling attempt was carried out was very organized and the people behind it definitely knew what they were doing making them an organized group for such activity.
A case has been filed under the Customs Act, 1969 after seizing the weaponry and even the counter-terrorism department has been involved in this case based on the nature of it in order to investigate this from it’s own view point. According to the counter-terrorism department, the weaponry seized could have very well be used in terrorist or criminal activities in the country.
The Pakistan Government back in July decided to go full swing against any smuggling and illegal trade being done or any types of items and the drive is being carried out based on the instructions of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
A meeting was even held by Prime Minister Imran Khan which was also attended by the Chief of Army Staff Qamar Bajwa and the General of the Inter Services Intelligence Lt. Gen Faiz Hameed. The meeting was about controlling the smuggling taking place from Iran and to organize the trade between Afghanistan for this same purpose.
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