LAHORE – The Investigation Police on Tuesday claimed to have smashed 15 gangs of criminals by arresting their 68 members during the past 15 days.

The police said that at least 568 proclaimed offenders were also arrested and looted or stolen valuables worth Rs40 million were also recovered from the bandits during the same period.  According to a police spokesperson, those arrested were involved in 22 murder cases, five dacoities, 2 abduction for ransom.