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  • Karachi police points annual report for 2020
  • Report lists variety of suspects arrested in focused raids all year long, recoveries made by the police and extra
  • Karachi sees enchancment in worldwide crime index rating

KARACHI: At the very least 20,155 suspects had been arrested in focused raids in 2020, in keeping with an annual report by the Karachi police. These included 269 suspects concerned in high-profile terrorism incidents.

Karachi’s newest rank in a world crime index stood at 105 – an enchancment from the sixth place a couple of years in the past. However the metropolis noticed a rise in crime total due to terrorism.

Over 764 avenue criminals had been arrested and 241 encounters held with criminals, in keeping with the police report. It stated 15 police officers embraced martyrdom and 44 others had been injured and 49 terrorists and different criminals had been killed.

Learn extra: Karachi sees enchancment in rating on World Crime Index

The Karachi police seized 5,324 pistols, revolvers and mousers, 32 Kalashnikovs and sub-machine weapons, 67 rifles and 107 hand grenades.

The report stated that 10,415 drug peddlers had been arrested, whereas 4,710 kilogrammes of cannabis, 84kg of heroin, 14kg of crystal meth, 13kg of crystal and 51kg of opium was seized.

The annual police report stated the Sindh authorities allotted a finances on the police station stage for the primary time to remove the “thana culture”.

Learn extra: Fast recap: Was 2020 a peaceable yr for Karachi?

The efficiency of the police in stopping an assault on the Pakistan Inventory Alternate was additionally talked about.

Police arrested 3,405 members of 189 gangs concerned in stealing autos, 474 suspects had been arrested by the police helpline and 19,909 CCTV cameras had been put in throughout the town.

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