Islamabad: 829 drug pushers taken into custody
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Police have effectively countered criminal elements during the current year and nabbed 829 drug-pushers, bootleggers and 738 criminals for keeping illegal weapons besides recovering huge cache of contraband, liquor and weapons from their possession, the police spokesman said. A total 736 persons were arrested during current year and 721 cases were registered against them for having illegal weapons. A total of 602 pistols, 45 guns, 9 carbines, 25 rifles, 17 Kalashnikovs and 6,624 rounds were recovered from the nabbed persons. Likewise, 829 persons were arrested during this year for drug–peddling. Police also recovered 58.398 kilograms of heroin, 311.182 kilograms of hashish, 31.736 kilograms of opium, 15,550 bottles of liquor during the current year.