7 smugglers nabbed, huge cache of weapons recovered
KARACHI: Crime Investigation department (CID) of Sindh police claimed to have arrested seven weapon suppliers after an encounter while seized one LMG, a rocket launcher, two RPG shells, seven Kalashnikov, 10 hand grenades, 10 rifles, six TT pistols, 20,000 bullets and a Suzuki pickup (Mobile Police Foundation) from them.
Anti-Extremism Cell (AEC) of CID SSP Chaudhry Aslam Khan along with Additional IG CID Ghulam Shabbir Sheikh while addressing a press conference at Garden police headquarters on Monday said that a CID team on the instructions of AIG CID Ghulam Shabbir Sheikh conducted a raid at Northern bypass near Lucky Pahari Mauripur and arrested seven suspects after an encounter.
SSP Khan said that the arrested suspects were identified as Naqeeb-Ullah son of Diyar Khan, Agha Kamal Hussain son of Sardar Muhammad Ibrahim, Syed Muhammad Imran son Syed Muhammad Ramzan, Asif Khan son of Jahanzaib, Javed son of Sher Muhammad (Police Foundation), Mujeeb and Aftab Ali.
SSP Khan said that the arrested suspects during the initial investigation disclosed that Gul Rehman, a weapon manufacturer/supplier of Darra Adam Khel, Manzoor another weapon supplier and Mujeeb the bus driver are involved in the supply of illegal weapons to many parts of the country.
The officials said that the suspects were smuggling weapons into Karachi since last three years. Officials also informed that some of the officials of Hyderabad Police Foundation are also involved with the weapon smugglers and Police Foundation Mobile van was used in the activity. Illegal weapons worth millions of rupees were smuggled in the city through police foundation mobile, they said.
FIRs have been registered against the arrested weapon suppliers and further investigation is underway.