Four gang members who sold stolen cellphones detained

Sindh Rangers in targeted operations in different parts of the city arrested five suspects including those who were part of a gang involved in changing the IMEI of mobile phones to resell them in the markets. A spokesperson for the paramilitary force said its personnel carried out a joint operation with police based on intelligence information in New Karachi and Surjani Town areas and arrested four suspects involved in street crimes .

The arrested men were identified as Usman, alias Bhora, Yasin Bengali, Imtiaz Ahmed, alias Ustad, and Ali Jan, alias Jani Sindhi. Law enforcement also claimed to have seized two pistols, ammunition, eight mobile phones and two motorcycles stolen from their possession. During the initial investigation, the suspects admitted involvement in over 400 incidents of robbery and street crime in different areas of Karachi.

They allegedly sold stolen motorbikes, spare parts and stolen mobile phones in Sarina and Hyderi markets after changing their IMEI numbers and unlocking them. Raids are carried out to arrest their accomplices.

The arrested men along with weapons and ammunition, mobile phones and motorbikes were handed over to the police for prosecution. In a separate raid, Ranger troops and police, acting jointly on intelligence, arrested a much-wanted Lyari gang warfare commander, Sajid, alias Golimar, who was allegedly involved in a murder, attempted of murder, an encounter with the police, terrorism and drug trafficking in Karachi. .