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7200 wine bottles and hashish seized

Islamabad: Tarnol police Islamabad has seized a huge quantity of wine from a truck during special checking at `Tarnol Chowk which was being smuggled to Islamabad and arrested three persons, a police spokesman said here Thursday.

On a tip off regarding an attempt to smuggle wine through a truck, Tarnol police enhanced checking and a special team was constituted supervised by SHO Tarnol Fazal ur Rehman including Sub-Inspectors Ghulam Mustafa Kamal, ASIs Abdul Ghafoor, Head Constable Tahir Abbass. This team stopped a truck (RIK-257) at police picket near Tarnol Chowk on GT road.

A complete search of the truck was conducted and police recovered 7200 wine bottles of various brands concealed in cartons. A person Javed Iqbal, truck driver and its conductor identified as Zahoor Khan s/o Ayub and Abbass Khan s/o Zahoor Khan respectively, residents of Havalian Abbottabad were also arrested.

A permit copy regarding the import of this wine to a local hotel was produced before police who was found expired. Police have impounded the truck and further investigation into matter is underway.

Meanwhile, Sub-Inspector Muhammad Ajmal from Tarnol police nabbed a drug pusher Sar Taj and recovered 1.520 kilogram hashish while Sub-Inspector Saleem Ullah from Women police station nabbed Rajesh Khan in possession of ten wine bottles.

Industrial area police nabbed two thieves Khan Wazeer and Izat Ullan from and recovered 14 mobiles from them.

ASI Haider Ali from CIA police arrested Jalil Ahmed, Adeeb, Nasir Mehmud, Babar Shehzad, Mohsin Zeb Gul Rehman and Majid in possessing of stolen items while ASI Muhammad Ali from CIA police recovered a 30 bore pistol from an accused Mohsin Zeb.

SSP Islamabad Muhammad Yousuf Malik has appreciated this performance and directed all police officials for strict vigilance in their respective areas.

For more information, contact:
Capital Territory Police Islamabad Pakistan
Data centre H-11, Admin Block, Police Head Quarter, Islamabad
Tel: +9251 925 8371 Ext (160)
Fax: +9251 444 3180
Email: webmaster@islamabadpolice.gov.pk

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