86 gangs of dacoits smashed during last year

SIALKOT: The district police smashed 86 inter-district gangs of dacoits and arrested their 322 members during the last year.

District Police Officer (DPO) Asad Sarfraz Khan told the newsmen here on Sunday that police also arrested 3,585 proclaimed offenders (POs), including five POs having head money, besides recovering money, gold ornaments, cars, motorcycles and other valuables worth Rs 34 million.

The DPO added that the police also recovered 758 pistols, 16 Kalashankovs, 38 guns, 80 rifles, 21 revolvers, two carbines, 18 draggers, two hand grenades, 36,900 rounds from the accused besides recovering 515 Kg charas, 20 Kg heroin, 36 Kg poppy and 7,391 litters of liquor.