CHITRAL: The police foiled a drug smuggling bid in Garam Chashma near Pak-Afghan border by seizing 42 kg charas and arresting two men.
The two included Khosh Diyar and his son Zafar Ahmad.
District police officer retired captain Furqan Bilal said the suspects were believed to be part of a gang involved in drug smuggling via Shah Saleem Pass in the wake of the strict vigilance of southern routes entering the district.
He said he was hopeful that the gang`s other members using border routes would be held soon.
Mr Bilal said the police were showing zero tolerance towards those involved in the illegal drug trade and that many narcotics peddlers had already been arrested during raids in different areas of the district.
He asked the people to fully support the police in eliminating the menace of drugs from the district.–Dawn