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Police recover 800 hides of donkeys, dogs in Karachi

KARACHI: Police on Friday arrested two men in Karachi allegedly selling hides of donkeys and dogs, ARY News reported.

Police said an Afghani, Abdul Hameed, and another man were arrested during a raid conducted on a tip-off at a godown in Korangi Industrial Area. The suspects had concealed about 800 hides of dogs and donkeys stuffed in over 200 sacks, they said.

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“The hides are collected from all over Pakistan and Afghanistan and then sent to China,” said the police.

Police said initial reports suggested that meat of the beasts was sold to different hotels in Karachi including those in posh areas.

It was also revealed during investigation that the meat was sold in many different cities of the country as well.

They said further interrogation from the suspects was underway.

Last year custom officials and police seized over 5,000 hides in Karachi, allegedly worth Rs118.4 million in international market.

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