South Zone police detain 52 suspects in raids

KARACHI: Karachi South Zone Police on Thursday claimed to have arrested 52 accused, including 12 for displaying weapon in public, during raids in different parts of the metropolis.

On the directives of DIG south Dr Jameel Ahmed, South Zone police conducted raids against criminals and arrested 12 of them from Frere, Clifton and Defense for displaying weapons. Two repeaters, two 7mm rifles, two 9mm pistols, three 12-bore rifles, a gun, a Kalashanikov and a TT pistol were recovered from their possession, while cases were also registered against them.

Meanwhile, Napier, Mauripur, Clifton, Boat Basin, Darakhshan, Gizri, Defense and Eidgah police arrested 13 suspects in separate raids within their jurisdictions.

Police said the arrested suspects were wanted in different cases including looting, street crimes, vehicle snatching and armed crime activities. Three rifles, a Kalashanikov, a repeater, three pistols, one 9mm gun, a sword, a gun, hundreds of cartriges, snatched motorcycle and some money and other valuables were recovered from their possessions.

On the other side, Kalri, Frere and Preedy police arrested nine gamblers and a drug seller in different raids.

Police also arrested 25 other gamblers in different cases. while, drugs, stake money, sources of gambling and a large number of health hazardous gutka were recovered from their possession.