Arms, ammunition worth Rs 80 million recovered, 3 held in Quetta raid

QUETTA:  Quetta Police has recovered arms and ammunition worth Rs 80 million in a raid conducted in downtown area of the city on late Tuesday night. Three alleged miscreants were also arrested.

The seized arms and ammunition was dumped in underground water tank in a house on Al-Gilani Road, within the precincts of PS Industrial.

“On a tip off, police along with the security personnel carried out raid and seized explosives besides arresting three alleged terrorists”, Capital City Police Officer, Abdul Razaq Cheema said while addressing a press conference at Police Line here.

He said that investigation into the case has been initiated and reiterated that stern action would be taken against those who were involved in dumping the arms and explosives”, he said while responding to a question about the reportedly involvement of a tribal influential.

“It is premature to name any influential’s involvement at this stage of time, no one in this case would be spared when found guilty”, He noted that seizure worth 80 million included 110 LMG, 10 Kalashnikov,    5 RPG, 100 high explosive tube, 500 detonators, dozens of hand grenade, 50 bundle Prima Card, hundreds of fuzes and circuit and other material of IED.

To a question, he admitted that due to some unavoidable reasons and unfrequented routes, arms and explosives enter in the city and cause huge losses.

“Police along with Frontier Corps Balochistan and Levis were working on making entry and exit points more secure to avoid entrance of explosives in the provincial capital.

He noted that 255 police personnel were recently awarded cash and distinction certificate for their performance.

CCPO recalled that 7 people were held in connection with Kuchlak blast in 2013. Due to the prosecution department, three were awarded 3 years imprisonment.

He also urged the public to cooperate with the police to nab the elements opposed to peace.

Source: APP