Karachi police recover, return lost gold jewellery worth Rs4m to owner

Missing bag contained jewellery worth Rs4 million, Rs40,000 in cash, various bank cards and some documents

The picture shows recovered gold and the complainant. — Provided by the reporter
The picture shows recovered gold and the complainant. — Provided by the reporter 

Karachi police recovered lost gold jewellery worth Rs4 million and safely returned it to the owner, proving law enforcement agencies in Pakistan were doing their job despite all the bad rap they get, Geo News reported Thursday. 

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Malir Hasan Sardar Niazi said on August 7 a female passenger, Saira Mustafa Sheikh, arrived in Karachi from Islamabad on a flight. 

The SSP said, upon reaching home, Ms Sheikh noticed one of her bags was missing — which she recalled she had forgotten to pick up from the luggage trolley in the parking area of the airport. 

The woman then filed a complaint with the Airport Police Station in which she said that the missing bag contained jewellery worth Rs4 million, Rs40,000 in cash, various bank cards, and some documents. 

The picture shows recovered gold and the complainant. — Provided by the reporter
The picture shows recovered gold and the complainant. — Provided by the reporter 

The police said it questioned Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) and the airline's staff, but could not find any clue to the missing bag.

According to Station House Officer (SHO) Airport Kaleem Moosa, using the closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage they learned that Ms Sheikh's bag was taken by the driver of a car parked nearby after she left the airport. 

The police said according to the documentary details of that vehicle, it was registered to a company, which they contacted immediately. 

It was later found out that the driver who had found the abandoned bag  deposited it with the company's security department

The company's security personnel handed over the bag to the police with all its contents.

The law enforcement agency further added that the sealed bag was then returned to its rightful owner. 

SSP Niazi announced awards for SHO Moosa and his team for doing a great job.