KARACHI: Five suspects were taken into custody during a search operation carried out late Saturday night here, near Mobina Town, police officials stated.

The detainees include street criminals and counterfeit document makers, the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Rao Anwar explained, adding that weapons, mobile phones, cash and forged documents were recovered from them.

Another search operation was conducted in the residential areas of the metropolis’ Saddar locale, police sources said.

The operation was carried out based on a tip alleging presence of criminals in the area, police officers noted.

Bid to smuggle Irani diesel foiled

Police recovered almost 70,000 litres of Irani diesel from a trailer truck as they foiled an attempt to smuggle the fuel late Saturday night, the Superintendent of Police (SP)-Orangi Town Abid Ali Baloch said.

Following the raid, authorities took into custody the truck’s driver and cleaner; however, Ismail – the owner – managed to escape arrest, Baloch commented, adding that a search is consequently underway to catch him.

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