QUETTA: The Pakistan Coast Guards (PCG) on Sunday seized a huge quantity of narcotics and illegal arms and arrested three suspected smugglers in Gwadar district.
A PCG spokesperson said after receiving information about a plan to smuggle narcotics and presence of illegal arms his organisation conducted an operation in Gwadar and recovered 8kg of ice from a double cabin cruising vehicle on the outskirts of the port city during snap checking and arrested three smugglers.
The PCG also seized 1,200kg of hashish from another place during a search operation.
The hashish was found dumped by smugglers for its shipment abroad through Makran coast.
It also recovered a satellite telephone set, 28 prohibited magazines along with writing materials, six telescopes, 10 bandoleers, two pistols, five chargers, 19 wooden body parts, two weapon slings, two fake number plates of government vehicles and small weapons.
The arrested smugglers have been handed over to authorities concerned for interrogation.
Published in Dawn, June 8th, 2020