SIALKOT: Police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested three suspects and recovered a huge number of surgical masks from a godown in Sialkot, ARY News reported.
Taking action on a tip-off, the police conducted a raid at a godown in Sialkot and recovered170,000 surgical masks and apprehended the three suspects.
The police said that the value of the seized surgical masks is over Rs7 million and added that the suspects were selling the masks at excessive rates.
Earlier in the day, police had launched a crackdown on hoarders of masks and hand sanitizers in Karachi and arrested six accused.
As per details, the police had conducted an operation in Kharadar area of the city and recovered thousands of face masks and several cartons of hand sanitizers. The police had also registered a case against the arrested persons and started an investigation.