SIALKOT - The police have traced out as many as five blind murder cases and arrested 17 accused.

DPO Syed Ali Mohsin disclosed this while talking to the newsmen here at his office on Tuesday. SP (Investigation) Nasir Muneef Qureshi and senior member of District Peace Committee Zafar Malik were also present there.

The DPO said that the police also busted as many as 38 inter-district dacoits’ gangs and arrested as many as 170 robbers wanted by the police in more than 102 cases of heinous natured crimes during a special campaign launched in the district during January. The looted and snatched valuables worth of Rs12.5 million were also recovered from them.

The DPO revealed that the police also arrested as many as 470 notorious proclaimed offenders (POs) and 364 court absconders. He said the challans of as many as 110 cases had also been completed. The police have arrested 117 gamblers and also registered 300 cases of possessing the illicit weapons.

The DPO narrated that 15kg of heroin, 40kg of Charas, 2,000 bottles of imported wine were also recovered and unearthed three distilleries in the district.