Drug smugglers among 8 outlaws held, arms recovered


Staff Reporter

Islamabad Police arrested eight outlaws including two drug smugglers, recovered weapons and narcotics including ice and alcohol from their possession.
A police spokesman on Thursday said that in line with orders of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Qazi Jamil ur Rehman to launch crackdown against criminals, DIG (Operations) has directed all zonal officers to accelerate their efforts to curb the crime in the city.
In pursuance of these orders, SP (Sadder Zone) Muhammad Sarfraz Virk constituted a special police team under the supervision of DSP Zulfiqar Ahmed including SHO Shalimar police Station Inspector Arshad Ali, Sub-Inspectors Khalid Javed and Irshad Ali along with others for special checking in the area. This team nabbed two drug smugglers Identified as Naseer and Muhammadi Shah and recovered a total of 1.670 kilogram heroin from their possession.
Furthermore, Tarnol police apprehended accused Riaz and recovered 10 liter alcohol from him. Industrial Area police arrested three accused Hamad, Faisal and Bilal and recovered 115 gram heroin, 105 gram ice and one 30 bore pistol along with ammunition from their possession.
Noon Police team arrested a drug peddler namely Jan Muhammad and recovered 1.040 kilogram hashish from him. Sihala police arrested accused Ayaz Ahmed and recovered 190 gram hashish from him. Cases have been registered against the nabbed persons and further investigation is underway from them.
DIG (Operations) Waqar Uddin Syed has appreciated this performance and directed all police officials to remain vigilant in their respective areas and ensure arrest of those involved in ugly business of drug pushing.