54 people were caught as they were trying to illegally travel from Karachi to Mohmand in a dumper truck on Monday.
“The dumper was stopped near the Yakagand Gate and these people were found sitting inside,” said Assistant Commissioner Qaiser.
As per reports, the driver had taken huge amounts from them for the journey.
The police have taken them into custody. They have been sent to a quarantine center after taking their coronavirus tests. 40 people were from Mohmand and the rest were from Bajaur.
The government has banned inter-city and inter-province travel to control the spread of coronavirus after the cases increased in the country.