LAHORE City Police claimed to have busted 353 criminal gangs involved in heinous crimes, and arrested 1,143 harden criminals, whereas 2,016 cases have been traced against them and recovered stolen property worth over Rs 214 million during the five months of current year. More than 16,000 proclaimed offenders and court absconders have also been arrested. According to a handout issued by the CCPO Office, CCPO Ahmed Raza Tahir disclosed this in a high-level meeting held on Sunday. The police recovered stolen property worth more than rupees 214 million from the possession of criminals including; more than rupees 16 million in cash, 146 cars, 350 motorcycles, 884 mobile phones, more than one kg two hundred and 14 tola gold ornaments, seven Wagons, four pick-ups, 15 carry duba, 12 rikshaw, one Mazda truck, five tractors and other valuables. Police have also arrested 9,838 proclaimed offenders in this period who were wanted in 302 cases of murder, 229 cases of attempt of murder, 314 cases of dacoity, 1,086 cases of theft, 724 cases of robbery and 7,183 other cases. Thus 6,344 court absconders were also arrested in this period. Lahore Police have registered 2,375 cases and arrested 2,384 culprits during the campaign against illegal weapon and recovered 21 Kalashnikovs, 115 rifle, 401 guns, 2066 pistols, 166 revolvers, 29 carbine, 9 mouzer, 43 daggers, 254 magazines and more than 98 thousand seven hundred bullets. During the action against drug sellers 4,476 culprits were arrested and recovered 93 kg heroine, 606 kg chars, 09 kg opium, 264 kg hashish, 316 intoxicating pills, 424 injections and 37,801 bottles of liquor from the possession of the criminals.