KOHAT: The cantonment police on Wednesday arrested a drug smuggler and seized 39 kilogrammes of hashish, which he was carrying to southern Khyber Pakhtunkhawa from Orakzai district.

SHO Amjid Hussain and his team during snap checking on Kaghazai Road stopped a van, and recovered packets of hashish hidden in its secret cavities.

The police registered a case against the smuggler, a boy namely Syed Mohammad of Landi Kachai area of Kohat.

Separately, wildlife department officials on Wednesday recovered dozens of chicks of rare birds from the illegal hunters and imposed a penalty of Rs150,000 on them.