KARACHI, April 12: Police seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition found in an abandoned house in Ittehad Colony of Baldia Town on Thursday.

Although no arrest was made during the raid, the police foiled a terrorism bid in the city, claimed Baldia DSP Abdul Haq Bhutto.

Acting on a tip-off, the police raided the house situated within the remit of the Mochko police station and recovered a huge quantity of weapons, including two rocket launchers, an anti-aircraft gun, 14 hand grenades, 100 short distance mortars and dozens of rounds of different calibres.

Following the seizure, operatives and officers from different law-enforcement agencies visited the scene and inspected the weapons.

‘Gangster’ held

A notorious Lyari gangster said to be associated with the Baba Ladla group was arrested in Bulbul Hazaar Dastan Building in the old city area on Thursday, police said.

SSP Farooq Awan of the crime branch said that acting on a tip-off, the police raided the building situated within the remit of the Napier police station and arrested Mullah Nawaz associated with the Baba Ladla gang.

He added that the Nawaz was on the list of most wanted criminals and the Sindh government had also put a bounty on his head of Rs0.5 million. He was wanted in over 50 cases related to murder, money extortion, police encounter and drug peddling.

During the initial investigation, he confessed that he was involved in the murder of another notorious Lyari gangster, Majeed Speed, a few years ago, the SSP said.

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