Sindh Rangers arrested the notorious leader of the Lyari gang war, Uzair Baloch on Saturday during a search operation on the outskirts of Karachi.
A press release issued by the paramilitary force stated, “The gang leader was arrested in a targeted operation outside Karachi, in the early hours of Saturday as he attempted to enter the metropolis.”
Baloch was a former chief of the defunct Peoples Aman Committee (PAC).
Declared ‘most-wanted criminal’ by the Sindh government, Baloch had been in the custody of the Abu Dhabi police for nearly three months. He was detained in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) based on Interpol’s red-warrant on December 29 at the Dubai-Oman border.
Baloch was implicated in several cases by the Pakistani government. However, he managed to escape to the Middle East.
As he was crossing over from Oman, Dubai border security personnel apprehended him.
The security officials, on the basis of suspicion, put him through an eye-scan check that found he was on the Interpol’s most-wanted list.
Uzair was subsequently handed over to the Abu Dhabi police and his case was sent to the court for repatriation to Pakistan.