A large number of Indian medicines and Afghani mobile cards have reportedly been recovered in a raid from different shops along the volatile Pakistan- Afghanistan border, according to a media report today.
The SIM cards and medicines were recovered in Arandu village in Chitral District, police said.
Deputy Commissioner Chitral Osama Ahmed Warraich said that many traders had been arrested for selling Afghan SIMs and Indian medicines.
He said keeping in view the volatile situation in the neighbouring area of Afghanistan, surveillance had been stepped up in the areas of Chitral which bordered Afghanistan.
Acting on a tip-off, the raid was conducted in Arandu town, Warraich was quoted as saying by Dawn News.
The shopkeepers had been earlier warned to surrender Afghan SIMs and mobile cards as well as the Indian medicines on their own, failing which action would be taken against them, he said.
The other border villages are also under strict surveillance to check the use of Afghan mobiles which can be used in subversive activities.