Sialkot: The Sialkot district police have smashed as many as 156 gangs of notorious criminals and arrested 490 dangerous members of these gangs, besides, recovering stolen and snatched goods and valuables including gold ornaments, cars, motorcycles and cattle worth of Rs. 62 million during the 2013.
Sialkot District Police Officer (DPO) Muhammad Gohar Nafees disclosed this while talking to the newsmen. SP (Investigation) Sialkot Asad Sarfraz Khan, DSP City Sialkot Maqsud Ahmed Lone, DSP Traffic Sialkot Muhammad Waseem Akhtar and senior member Sialkot District Peace Committee Zafar Malik were also present on this occasion.
DPO added that the police also arrested as many as 4001 notorious proclaimed offenders (POs) and 852 court absconders , besides, recovering 42 illicit kalashnikovs, 117 rifles, 89 guns, 1463 revolvers and pistols , 10 carbines, 30 draggers and 17000 bullets from them during a special campaign launched against them in 2013.