The Anti-Car Lifting Cell (ACLC) has claimed to have arrested 28 vehicle thieves who were on the most-wanted list. Along with this, they recovered 45 cars and 12 motorcycles from them.
At a press conference, the ACLC chief, SSP Javed Akbar Riaz, said that the arrests were made during raids in various parts of the city, including Pak Colony, Model Colony and Shah Faisal Colony.
He said that the suspects belong to five different interprovincial groups which are involved in snatching and stealing four- and two-wheelers in the city. He explained that one group was from Hub, Baluchistan while the rest were from rural Sindh.
He added that the car lifters used to sell the vehicles after changing the car registration numbers, the equipment used in changing these numbers and weapons were also recovered from them.
Riaz said that investigations were under way which meant that more cars and equipment were expected to be recovered.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 2nd, 2011.