According to police sources in Wana Tehsil in Pakistan’s tribal district of South Waziristan, some unidentified armed masked men took away 23 sacks of pine nuts (Chilgoza) worth of crores of rupees at night from a warehouse.
Wana City police Chief Syed Marjan told the reporters that according to the owner of the warehouse some armed masked men jumped the warehouse wall at night and make the warehouse guard and other people hostages.
He said the suspects managed to escape by placing all the pine nuts sacks in a double cabin car.
Syed Marjan said that Police are investigating and a report had been filed in the name warehouse owner this morning and police have begun efforts to arrest the accused.
“This is a unique case of robbery. There has never been an incident like this before,” Syed Marjan said.
According to Police reports, the owner of the warehouse belongs to Miran Shah and they have a warehouse in Wana.
Waziristan is renowned for its Chilgoza production in Pakistan. According to statistics, more than 90% of Pakistan’s Chilgoza is produced in Waziristan, which is exported to other countries.
Like other businesses, the Chilgoza business has suffered a lot from extremism in Waziristan, but the shopkeepers say their business is now better than ever.