Karachi police arrest 10 gang members involved in robberies

KARACHI: Police claimed to have busted two gangs of robbers who were involved in carrying out house robberies in several localities of the metropolis on Tuesday.

As per details, in a major operation against street criminals police have arrested 10-members of two gangs and recovered several mobile phones, drugs and weapons from their possession.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Malir said that the arrested robbers were involved in several street crimes that took place in different areas of Malir district. Motorcycles snatched from the citizens were also recovered from the accused, he added.

The police official further said the criminals used cars and motorcycles for the robberies, during which they used to scale the boundary walls of houses, take residents hostage at gunpoint, and plunder valuables from them. Police have registered FIRs against the arrested accused and started further investigation.

Earlier, as many as 798 suspects were arrested by the Karachi police in separate operations carried out on the directives of AIG Ghulam Nabi Memon.

According to a Karachi police spokesperson, law enforcement personnel confiscated drugs worth millions of rupees as well as over 75 different illegal weapons from the possession of the arrested suspects.

The weapons were sent to a forensic laboratory for analysis. The confiscated drugs include 85 kilograms hashish, 13 kilograms opium, 72 grams ice/crystal and 446 grams heroin.

During the anti-crime operations, two encounters took place between the accused and the police. One accused was killed and four others were injured in the exchange of fire, the spokesperson informed.