Karachi: Inter-provincial arms smuggling gang busted
KARACHI: Anti Extremist Cell (AEC) of Crime Investigation Department (CID) claimed to have apprehended three alleged arms smugglers and recovered a huge cache of weapons from a passenger bus, here on Monday. A CID official said AEC team on a tip-off intercepted an intercity bus (LSC–256) near Lucky Pahari at Hub River road in the jurisdiction of Mauripur police station. He said that they had detained three alleged arms smugglers, Islam, Swabi and Gulzar, and recovered a huge cache of weapons from hidden cavities of bus during search. The seized weapons were one light machine gun (LMG), 30 hand grenades, five Kalashnikovs, 12 repeaters, five TT pistols, 160kg of hashish and several rounds.
He said initial investigation revealed that they belonged to an inter-provincial arms smuggling group. He informed media that the arms, being transported, were collected from Turbat Balochistan to hand over Chacha Ghulam at Yousuf Goth area. Further investigation was underway.