A drug trafficker was arrested during an encounter with police in Hafizabad on Wednesday.
Officials told Express News that City police received a tip-off that some drug pushers were present in the area and were selling narcotics and liquor.
On the information, the police team immediately raided a hide-out. However, when the raiding party reached the spot, the outlaws opened fire on the policemen. The police retaliated and after a brief shoot-out they managed to arrest a drug pusher identified as Hassan, while his accomplices fled the scene under the cover of firing.
The police have registered a case against the suspects, including Mehdi Hassan, Javed Sattar, Hassan and others. The police said that raids were being conducted to nab the culprits. Further investigations are under way.
Earlier, the police arrested six robbers during different raids in Sargodha.
The police force received a tip-off that six robbers, belonging to a notorious criminal gang, were present in different areas across the town. The police team immediately conducted raids and nabbed the culprits identified as Fayyaz Ahmed, Ghulam Abbas, Kamran, Shafaqat, Ansar Abbas and Ramzan.
A large quantity of arms, ammunition, drugs and other valuables were seized from the possession of the outlaws. The gang used to commit robberies and rob people at gunpoint in different areas.
The accused were wanted by police in several criminal cases.
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