Police arrest 5 gamblers in Karachi’s Saeedabad

KARACHI: The district police today (Saturday) raided a snooker club near Saeedabad and arrested five gamblers and recovered bet money from their possession.

On the complaint of social media users that betting is going on, a police party of Saeedabad Police Station raided the snooker club situated near Sector 9/C and apprehended five gamblers.

The arrested accused were identified as Akmal alias Fuji, Mohammad Shafi, Zahoor Ahmed, Abdul Rehman, and Ehtesham. The police recovered bet money and other banned items from their possession.

A police spokesperson informed that Case No. 473/2020 was registered against the accused in Saeedabad police station under Section 5/5 of the Gambling Act.

SHO Imran Khan Afridi vowed to clean the area under his jurisdiction from illegal activities. He further said he will continue to monitor all the illegal activities and will eliminate street crimes including snatching of mobiles, looting of citizens and violence in their area.

Earlier today (Saturday), Pakistan Coastguards conducted several anti-smuggling raids and arrested six people while the items were also confiscated.

The first raid was conducted near the city of Winder in Balochistan on a vehicle at a check post where 227,350 litres of smuggled Iranian diesel were confiscated. Three suspects were arrested by the coastguards.

In a separate raid, four rare birds were seized from a passenger coach. During route checking at a checkpoint, police confiscated 3,240 kilogrammes betel nuts, 1,780 packets gutka and smuggled cigarettes while two suspects were arrested.

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