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Customs officials have seized charas and opium weighing 372 kgs and taken possession of a truck being used to smuggle the drugs from Peshawar into Punjab, says a press statement issued on Wednesday.
The raid was conducted by officials of the Directorate General Intelligence and Investigation of the FBR following a tip-off about an attempt to smuggle a massive quantity of drugs from Peshawar to Punjab by truck No RIH-1396.
The officials set up a picket close to Ring Road Peshawar and tried to intercept the truck when it approached them. However, the driver of the truck sped away. The officials chased the truck and found it abandoned on the GT Road with the driver having escaped. The officials searched the truck and recovered 350 kgs of foreign origin charas and 22 kgs of foreign origin opium.