Lahore: 8 members of two gangs arrested
LAHORE: The police have arrested eight members of two gangs of thieves and robbers allegedly involved in stealing medicines worth Rs11 million from a factory and looting Rs4.7 million from a trader. The police also claimed to have seized the medicines and the cash.
CCPO Malik Ahmad Raza Tahir, Investigation DIG Ali Aamir Malik and CIA SP Umer Virk announced the arrests at a news conference here on Wednesday.
The CCPO said gang of three thieves led by Muhammad Fiaz allegedly stole medicines worth Rs11 million from Pacific Pharmaceuticals, Multan Road, on Sept 9. The police busted the gang and seized from them the stolen medicines.
He said the police also arrested five members of a robbers’ gang led by Irfan who had looted Rs47.5 million cash from fruit trader Mian Ejaz Mushtaq and his employees in June 2011. The robbers had also shot at and wounded one of Mushtaq’s employees.
Later, the CCPO distributed Rs1 million cash prizes and certificates among members of the CIA police team who had recovered the medicines. Irfan Umer, the owner of the pharmaceutical company, had given the prize money to the department.