Lahore: 231 criminal gangs busted in 3 months
LAHORE: Lahore police claimed to have busted 231 gangs involved in heinous crimes and arrested 712 harden criminals. As many as 1287 cases have been traced against them and loot worth Rs 132.5 million during the first three months of the current year, a handout issued on Saturday said. More than 10,000 proclaimed offenders and court absconders have also been arrested, the handout said.
The police have also registered 1,264 cases and arrested 1,264 accused during the campaign against illegal weapons and seized arms, including 11 Kalashnikovs, 34 rifles, 75 guns, 1,068 pistols, 37 revolvers, two carbines, 19 daggers, 98 magazines and more than 8,000 bullets. During the action against drug sellers, 2,423 culprits were arrested and 54 kg heroin, 243 kg Charas, 13 kg opium, 93 intoxicating pills, 193 injections and 15,718 bottles of liquor were seized from the criminals.
Moreover, 411 gamblers were arrested and Rs 2.4 million stake money was seized from their possession.