ISLAMABAD - Police arrested a total of 2,661 outlaws in April 2022 and recovered looted valuables worth more than Rs 119.86 million from their possession, a police spokesman said on Friday. Following the special directions of IGP Islamabad Muhammad Ahsan Younas, Islamabad Police arrested 426 accused involved in dacoity, vehicle and motorbike theft and tempering vehicles besides recovering Rs119.8 million including 53 vehicles and 51 motorbikes and 51 accused of 21 gangs. Likewise, police also arrested 143 absconders during the same period including 48 proclaimed offenders and 95 court absconders. Moreover, police nabbed 59 accused of involvement in bootlegging and drug peddling activities while 31.837kg of hashish, 17.83kg of heroin, 1.052kg of ice, and 175 bottles of alcohol were recovered from them. Police also arrested 107 persons for having illegal weapons and recovered three Kalashnikovs, two guns, 103 pistols and 485 cartridges from them. During a special campaign against professional beggars, 1,146 beggars were arrested while 13 facilitators of professional beggars were nabbed and cases were registered against them. In addition, 27 culprits were held for being involved in aerial firing and 13 cases were registered against them. As many as 36 persons were arrested for violation of section 144 and 24 cases were registered against them. During the year, a police spokesman said that a special campaign was launched against land grabbing mafia in the capital. A total of 33 cases were registered against them and 37 land grabbers were also arrested. This campaign is being continued very effectively.