KARACHI: Shah Latif Town Police during a crackdown on Friday arrested 16 criminals and retrieved arms, contraband drugs as well as looted goods from their possession.
SHO Shah Latif Town, Arshad Awan sharing details of the exercise said criminals namely Naim Abbas, Muhammad Nadeem, Akbar, Rustam Ali and Nazir Ahmed were nabbed on basis of intelligence sharing.
The group was said to be involved in burglaries and five pistols alongwith a sizeable stock of bullets besides looted items were recovered from their possession.
They were said to be involved in robbing commuters on public buses, passers-by, drivers and occupants of vehicles on roads, shopkeepers and other vulnerable groups.
Drug peddlers arrested in the crackdown included Muhammad Ayub, Abid Shah, Muhammad Fayyaz and Mehboob.
The SHO said that 7 absconders were also apprehended during the raid.