Karachi: ACLC arrests 2 car lifters
KARACHI: Personnel of the Anti-Car Lifting Cell (ACLC) on Saturday arrested two car lifters and recovered goods worth more than Rs4 million. SSP ACLC Javed Akber Riaz said that on Saturday afternoon they received information that some criminals had snatched a container (JU-5507) which had entered into the city from the Hub which contained a consignment of Safeguard Soaps worth millions of rupees.
In this regard, he instructed the ACLC patrolling staff to keep a watch on the container’s registration number. During the period a tip-off was received that the said container was seen in the Korangi Industrial Area.
An ACLC team immediately rushed to the area and located the container but it was empty. They questioned the people and also extracted information regarding the movement of the container. They found out that the container was earlier seen at a truck stand in Chanesar Goth.
The personnel of the ACLC went to the truck stand and detained two suspects identified as Fayyaz and Ehsaan. During probe the accused confessed to their involvement in the snatching of the container and also told the police that they had dumped the looted items at their hideout situated in the Mehmoodabad area.
The police took the suspects with them and raided their hideout from where they had recovered 1,500 cartons of Safeguard Soaps and each carton contained 70 to 72 soaps worth more than Rs4 million.
SSP Riaz said that the suspects were involved in snatching multinational companies’ goods containers and used to sell the items at cheap rates to different buyers in Karachi. He added that the raids were under way for the arrest of the culprits who had snatched the container. Further probe is under way.