IEA in Nangarhar seize dozens of weapons being smuggled to Pakistan

Intelligence forces of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) have seized 40 weapons which were being smuggled to Pakistan, officials said Monday.

Mohammad Bashir, head of IEA’s intelligence agency Istikhbarat, said that the seizure was made by special forces of the agency in different parts of Nangarhar province, including at Torkham border crossing, in the past three days.

He said that the weapons were being smuggled in four vehicles which were also seized.

The seized arms included M16 rifles, machine guns and rockets, Bashir said.

According to the official, six suspected smugglers were arrested.