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Chinese national sentenced to nine years imprisonment for arms smuggling in Pak

Updated: Jul 10, 2016 11:58 IST

Gilgit, July 10 (ANI): A Chinese national Wang Jiangquo has been sentenced to nine years imprisonment for trying to smuggle weapons from Pakistan to China via Khunjrab border by the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Gilgit.

Earlier on Thursday, the court also imposed a ban on Wang to visit Pakistan again.

Gilgit Anti-Terrorism Court judge Shahbaz Khan hearing the case also asked the Punjab Inspector General of Police to take action against the arms dealer, who sold four pistols and hundreds of bullets to the Chinese national, reports the Nation.

Wang was arrested by the Khunjrab Security Force (KSF) on May 24 from Khunjrab National Park area of Hunza district near the China-Pakistan border.

A case was registered against him under the anti-terrorism law after which he was shifted to Giglit for investigation.

Earlier, the police said that Wang had arrived in Islamabad from China in the first week of May on a one-month visa.

He then travelled by bus to Aliabad, Hunza, from where he reached Sost. In Sost, he hired a taxi and went to the Khunjrab National Park.

The taxi driver informed the local police that Wang asked him to drive slowly while he took photographs. After Wang did not return, the driver got worried and informed the nearby Khunjrab Security Force checkpost officials.

The officials along with policemen combed the area and found Wang near a glacier.

After searching his bag, the police officials reportedly found four pistols, 200 bullets, a map, compass and binoculars.

He was shifted to Sost town where a case was registered against him under the anti-terrorism law.

During the interrogation, Wang confessed to his crime of trying to smuggle four pistols and ammunition across the border. (ANI)