International smuggler held in Lucknow; cache of arms, animal skin recovered   3 comments

From:  The Indian Express

Dec. 18, 2014 by Express News Service | Lucknow

Tariq Khan after his arrest on Wednesday. ( Source: Express photo by Vishal Srivastav )

Tariq Khan after his arrest on Wednesday. ( Source: Express photo by Vishal Srivastav )

The Lucknow police on Tuesday night arrested an alleged international smuggler dealing in gunrunning and wildlife racket and recovered cache of foreign make arms, bullet-proof jackets and skins of Australian animals worths crores of rupees from his house located in posh Jopling road locality in Hazratganj. The police also claimed to have recovered a currency counting machine from the house.

The police claimed that alleged smuggler Tariq Khan confessed to be getting arms from foreign countries through illegal means and was selling them at higher rates in India to gangsters after making minor changes.

Senior Superintendent of Police Yashasvi Yadav said that Tariq has claimed that he was involved in smuggling for last one-and-half year. They would seek his custody to trace his associates involved in the smuggling. All recovered arms are of foreign made, the SSP added.

Tariq was apprehended during a vehicle checking drive near Butler Palace colony, where he was riding a a motorcycle worth Rs 15 lakh which was found to be imported illegally. He was also carrying a foreign make double barrel gun. As Tariq failed to provide documents of the motorycle and gun, he was taken in police custody for questioning.

The police conducted a raid at his house and recovered a .315-bore bore rifle, 16 other rifles, two revolvers, two pistols, a rifle with model of AK-47, three bullet-proof jackets, three telescopes, a gas propelled machine gun, cartridges, three made in china swords, three made in spain knives and three animals skins from the place.

The SSP claimed that the recovered firearms and bullet-proof jackets are of best quality and technology.

He added that they are probing to get details about the route used for smuggling the arms. Few arms seemed to have been purchased through online shopping.



3 responses to “International smuggler held in Lucknow; cache of arms, animal skin recovered

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  1. I’m so glad that they caught him.

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    • Yes, I am too. But for one caught there are probably a dozen that doesn’t get caught. I hate that the market is so profitable that the poachers are willing to risk everything for animal body parts. Make the use of and also the possession of animal body parts illegal globally and we might be able to make a dent in the poaching trade.


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