Police arrest nine drug pushers, 22 suspects


ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Police on Saturday conducted grand and targeted search operation against criminal elements and arrested nine drug pushers, three outlaws and 22 suspects besides recovery of 8.810-kilogramme hashish and 2210-gram heroin from them.

Following directions of State Minister for Interior Affairs Shehryar Afridi and Islamabad Police chief Jan Muhammad, Senior Superintendent of Police (Operations) Syed Mohammad Amin Bukhari constituted special teams for the effective crackdown against criminal elements.

These teams under the supervision of the SP Saddar conducted grand and targeted search operations in areas of Ramana and Shalimar police stations including areas of Mera Badia, Sector G-12, Dhoke Kashmirian, Aslam Market and areas in its vicinity. These operations were participated by DSP (Shalimar Circle), Station House Officers of Ramana and Shalimar police stations, personnel of Counter Terrorism Force (CTF), Anti-Riot Unit (ARU) and Rescue 15.

Police teams nabbed nine drug pushers and recovered the cache of narcotics from them. A total of 1350 gram hashish was recovered from Sher Muhammad alias Shera, 1210 gram hashish from Danish, 1120 gram hashish from Khalid Mehmud, 1320 gram hashish from Naveed Butt, 1280 gram hashish from Altaf, 1190 gram hashish from Owais, 1320 gram hashish from Ejaz Buttt, 210 gram heroin from Irshad Bibi, one dagger from Ehtesham and two iron punches from Zahoor.

Cases have been registered against these nabbed persons and further investigation is underway from them. SSP Islamabad Syed Mohammad Amin Buukhari has directed all Station House Officers for the effective crackdown against those involvement in drug peddling activities. He asked for renewed efforts to curb such practices and get rid of society from such menace. He said that performance in this regard would be reviewed on the continuous basis.

He said that menace of drug peddling would not be allowed in educational institutions or anywhere and strict action to be ensured against those involved in such ugly business or activity. The SSP also categorically asked all police officials to focus on resolving the public complaints and take every possible step to provide maximum relief to citizens.