Rawalpindi - Police have foiled a bid to smuggle 10kg Hashish in twin cities and netted two smugglers, its spokesman said yesterday.

A case was registered against the smugglers who were identified as Amir Khan and Faqeer Hussain while further investigation underway, he said.

According to him, officials of Police Station Wah Saddar received a tip off information and started snap checking of vehicles in Wah Cannt area.

The police party spotted a suspicious car and stopped it for checking, he said. During search, police found 10kg Hashish concealed in secret cavities of the car and nabbed two smugglers. Later, the smugglers were shifted to police station where a case was registered against them.

During preliminary investigation, the detainees revealed that they brought the narcotics from Peshawar and were going to smuggle it in Rawalpindi and Islamabad, the spokesman said. 

Separately, Gujar Khan police, following the instructions of Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Gujar Khan Circle, Syed Ali, carried out raids on narcotics dens and rounded up five drug peddlers and bootleggers besides recovering 3850 grams of hashish and 115 bottles of liquor from their possession.

Cases were registered against the drug peddlers who were identified as Ahmed Ali, Muhammad Umer, Danial Tanvir, Abrar Ahmed and Simat Khan.

Talking to The Nation, ASP Syed Ali said that police have launched a massive crackdown against the drug peddlers in the locality on orders of Regional Police Officer (RPO) Wisal Fakhar Sultan Raja and City Police Officer (CPO) Israr Ahmed Khan Abbasi.