On Tuesday, investigation police, with the help of Citizens Police Liaison Committee (CPLC), arrested on a shopkeeper of Zainab Market and two brokers involved in the theft of 8,000 export quality pants worth millions of rupees. They also seized 334 pants worth Rs117, 000 from their custody.
According to the investigation officials, the investigation revealed the presence of an organized group of thieves at the airport including an official of Airport Police Station, Javed, and a private broker, Yasir. Several accused along with the police officials of Airport Police Station were found involved in the group’s activities.
The investigation officials said that the group used to sell the stolen items in different markets of Karachi through brokers. The actual price of a single pant ranges from Rs3,000 to Rs4,000, but the group sold these pants for a price between Rs500 and Rs600, they said. The shopkeepers purchased these pants and sold them to their customers at higher rates.