Police nabs gang supplying gutka

KARACHI:Karachi police on Thursday claimed to have arrested a gang of drug peddlers in Steel Town who were supplying Gutka through WhatsApp communication.


According to Malir district police spokesperson, a team of Malir city police raided different areas on a tip-off and arrested two accused identified as Anwar Ahmed and Muhammad Asif from a Gutka factory on the border of Thatta and Karachi. The police said arrested accused were preparing Gutka in a highly organized manner and were supplying it to different areas.


The police also claimed to have seized raw material, machinery and finished gutka worth lakhs of rupees from the possession of the arrested accused. The accused had set up a factory in a compound on the border of Thatta and Karachi to confuse the area police.


The accused used to take orders through WhatsApp in Thatta and Karachi and deliver supplies. The accused confessed to delivering Gutka through motorcycle riders. A case has been registered against the arrested accused and further investigation was underway.