Motorway police thwarted a bid to smuggle a heavy contingent of arms and ammunition into Lahore and arrested a suspect near Rawalpindi. The motorway police were on routine patrolling when they spotted a car parked on the side lane of the motorway near M2 Chakri with the tyres punctured. The police went to assist them when suddenly the two suspects suddenly opened fire and ran away. When police reached the spot, they found weapons on the side of the street and alerted that the suspects were on the run. The two suspects were intercepted near Kalar Kahar but refused to stop. Police alerted the vehicle to stop and chased the suspects who went on the wrong side of the track. After a hot pursuit, the suspects fired and fled the scene as the police inched towards them. Nevertheless, police managed to apprehend one suspect, while a search is underway for his accomplice. Earlier the same day, customs officials on Port Qasim, Karachi, thwarted an attempt to smuggle narcotics worth Rs360 billion hidden in footballs made in Sialkot. Chief Collector of Model Customs Collectorate South Saif Uddin Junejo noted the department caught 36 kilograms of heroin hidden in the 9,600 footballs meant for departure to Canada.