17 outlaws held; weapons, narcotics recovered

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Staff Reporter

The Islamabad police Wednesday arrested 17 outlaws including, nine proclaimed offenders, two drug smugglers and recovered weapons, huge cache of hashish, wine, a stolen bike and other valuables from their possession.
According to details, following orders of IGP Islamabad Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar Khan, DIG (Operations) Waqar Uddin Syed had categorically directed all police officers to accelerate their efforts against criminals and drug dealers/smugglers. Following these directions, SP (Industrial-Area) Zubair Ahmed Shaikh constituted special anti-drug police team under supervision of DSP Khalid Mehood Awan including SHO Sabzi Mandi Sub-Inspector Muhammad Iqbal along with others officials.
The special team nabbed two drug pushers from sector I-11/4 and recovered 7.5 kilogram hashish from their possession. The accused were identified as Shahzad Khan and Sami. During the preliminary investigation, both confessed their involvement in drug smuggling activities. The Lohibher police arrested a bike lifter Faisal Yaseen and recovered stolen motorbike from him. Koral police arrested accused Noman Nawaz and recovered 480 gram hashish from him. Khanna police arrested Yasir Khan and recovered one 30 bore pistol from him. Bhara Kahu police arrested accused Oman Sohaib and recovered one 30 bore pistol from him.
Kohsar police arrested two accused including a lady involved in immoral activities. Meanwhile, during special checking police teams arrested nine proclaimed offenders (POs) from various area of the federal capital. The recovered weapons, narcotics and other valuables were confiscated and the police after registering separate cases against the detainees at concerned police stations have stated investigations from them.
DIG (Operations) Waqar Uddin Syed appreciated the police performance. DIG (Operations) has said that Islamabad police is accelerating all out efforts for safety and security of citizens. He also requested the citizens to inform police in case of any suspicious activity in their areas.

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