Gang of arms smugglers busted


KARACHI – Agang of arms smugglers was busted on Thursday and two arrested in a raid conducted near Hotel Mehran Hotel by the Crime Investigation Department (CID) police. The gang is accused of providing illegal weapons to different groups of gangsters operating in the city – albeit with the assistance of legal arms dealers.
“The two men arrested are Shahzado Bhalkani and Dhabani alias Rabbani, and this gang has links with different ethnic, political, sectarian and terrorist groups in the city,” said CID SSP Mazhar Mashwani. “Both men belong to Kashmore, and have been supplying weapons to the gangsters of Karachi.”
A huge cache of weapons and ammunition as well as fake license books was also taken in custody: Mashwani claimed the police have recovered seven rifles of 12 bore, seven fake arms license books, and several rounds of bullets.