1572 criminals held; narcotics, illegal weapons recovered

Staff Reporter

Potohar Division Police in their crackdowns against drug peddlers, Proclaimed Offenders (POs) and other criminals have arrested 1572 accused during last five months.

According to a police spokesman, police in their successful operations busted 33 gangs and arrested their 102 members besides recovering 56 pistols, 32 vehicles, 69 motorcycles and cash from their possession.

Police also arrested 330 POs including 37 A-category and 293 B-category criminals from different areas of the division.

Police under the supervision of Superintendent Police (SP) Potohar on the directives of City Police Officer (CPO) Rawalpindi Muhammad Ahsan Younas conducted raids in different areas and arrested 331 for possessing illegal weapons, he added.

Police have registered 230 cases against the accused and recovered 10 kalashnikovs, four guns/rifles, 293 pistols, four daggers and ammunition from them.

Police have arrested 325 drug peddlers and recovered 131 kg charras, 7 kg heroin and 1752 liters liquor. 311 cases were registered in different police stations of the division.

He said police in their crackdown against gamblers rounded up 71 and registered 15 cases. Over Rs 244,000 cash stake money, 61 mobile phones and other items were recovered from their possession.

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