499 POs, 126 criminals netted

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Potohar Division Police have arrested as many as 499 Proclaimed Offenders (POs), Court Absconders and busted 38 gangs of dacoits while netting 126 criminals during last three months period, police said.

According to Superintendent Police (SP) Potohar Divison, Haroon Joya on the special directives of City Police Officer (CPO), operations were conducted by Potohar Divison police to net POs, court absconders and other outlaws while 50 stolen vehicles were also recovered during the period.

The SP informed that 289 cases were registered under drug act and 409 drug peddlers were sent behind the bars. 60 kilogram charras, 5.5 kg heroin, 2.5 kg opium and 5,000 liter liquor was also seized.

Potohar police also registered 251 cases against illegal arm holders and 253 persons for having illegal weapons were netted besides recovering a hand grenade, four kalashnikov, 257 pistols, three carbeans, 10 revolvers, 21 rifles, five guns and 20,000 bullets from the possession of arrested accused.

He further told that 51 gamblers were also rounded up. 61 dacoits were nabbed and police recovered stolen items amounting to seven million rupees. During last three months, 341 POs and 158 court absconders were arrested.