Karachi: 3 suspects held, big quantity of arms seized
KARACHI: The police arrested three people on Wednesday and recovered a huge quantity of arms and ammunition from their possession. Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police East Shahid Hayat, in a press briefing, told newsmen that the illegal arms were seized after the law enforcers caught a bus that was smuggling the items. Earlier, the police had received a tip that arms were being smuggled from Khyber–Pakhtunkhwa to the city. SP Investigation Naveed Khawaja deployed his men on the Super Highway and start checking Karachi-bound buses. When the police signaled one of the vehicles to stop, the driver slammed on the accelerator and tried to speed away.
However, the cops managed to chase him down and intercepted the vehicle. The bus driver, Muhammad Fayyaz, and cleaner Dost Muhammad were taken into custody.
A search of the vehicle led to the recovery of 19 Sub Machine Guns, 21 different types of rifles, two TT pistols, two 9MM rifles, one hand grenade, a rocket and over one thousand bullets.
Based on the information provided by the suspects, the police alsi arrested a clearing and forwarding agent named Shamsher Khan.
DIG East said that these arms were being smuggled in the city to be used during the Ashura procession in Muharram and the upcoming elections. He added that the main culprits were still at large.