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Police arrest 98 suspects, seize illegal weapons

04 December, 2013

KARACHI: Law enforcers claimed to have recovered around 33 anti-aircraft shells and arrested an alleged Afghan origin terrorist while 98 suspects were taken into custody during targeted raids in the city on Tuesday.

In the first happening, police recovered more than 33 anti-aircraft shells and arrested an alleged terrorist of Afghan origin, Ghulab Shah, during a raid at a dairy farm in Jalalabad area of Khokrapar.

The investigating officer, Inspector Misal Khan Marwat said the raid was conducted on a tip-off, and the initial investigation suggests the accused has links with a terrorist outfit; however, a joint investigation team has been constituted to probe the case. Separately, Karachi police claimed to nab around 61 suspects including target killers, extortionists, kidnappers, street criminals and drugs peddlers in targeted conducted in various parts of the metropolis.

The officials also recovered weapons, drugs and looted amount worth Rs 75,000 from the possession of suspects.

Moreover, Pakistan Rangers Sindh claimed to have held 37 criminals during raids in PWD Compound - Gulshan e Iqbal, Natha Khan Goth, Bengali Para, Sector 5/G, Baldia Town, Hazara Mor - Orangi Town, Paposh Nagar, Al Fareed Bus Stop - Lyari, Machar Colony and Mujahid Colony areas last night. Snap checking was also carried out in Super Highway, Bin Qasim Mor and Alauddin Park. They also seized weapons including, SMGs and mixed ammunitions from the custody of suspects.

Rangers foil kidnapping bid: Pakistan Rangers Sindh on Monday foiled a kidnapping bid and arrested six alleged kidnappers on Tuesday. The paramilitary force recovered a hijacked Mazda Bus along with driver and conductor, Muhammad Aslam and Nazir Ahmed. According to Rangers spokesman, at least six armed men hijacked a bus and took the driver and conductor as hostages from NIPA Chowrangi.

"Our troops chased and arrested the culprits and recovered the hijacked bus and hostages," he said. The arrested alleged kidnappers were later identified as Malik Arif, Muhammad Sikandar, Iqbal, Muhammad Suleman, Muhammad Nasir and Muhammad Jamil. They were arrested along with weapons, but were not handed over to the police till the filing of this news story.

The arrested persons were running their individual gang and were involved in 'short term' kidnapping cases while further investigation is underway.

Heroin worth millions in international market recovered: Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) claimed to have recovered huge quantities of narcotics worth billions of rupees in the international market on Tuesday during the ongoing 'Umeed-e-Nau' operation.

According to ANF spokesperson, ANF Karachi has made the biggest seizer of the history at Qasim Port and recovered 375 kilogrammes of good quality heroin from a container, which was cleverly concealed in Oil Filters and in secret cavities of bathtubs destined to some African country.

He said that the price of the recovered heroin in the international market is in billions. "The said operation is part of operation Umeed-e-Nau, and five culprits have also been arrested during case investigation." The spokesperson said that further security has been tightened at airports, toll plazas, bus stands and railway stations to stop escape of absconders in different cases.

This operation Umeed-e-Nau against narcotic smugglers would continue until the law enforcement agencies have gotten rid of this illegal trade from the metropolis and the whole of Sindh, the spokesperson added.

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