ISLAMABAD - Police have launched a crackdown in the capital and apprehended 20 criminals including eight drug peddlers involved and recovered drugs, cash, police revolving light and weapons with ammunition from their possession, a police said on Wednesday. 

He said that DIG Operations Sohail Zafar Chatha had ordered all zonal officers to curb the crime in their respective areas and arrest those involved in looting innocent people.  Following these directives, Aabpara police team arrested four accused namely William Masih, Saddam Khalid, Nadeem Shahzad and Muhammad Aqsar and recovered 1170 gram heroin, 500 gram hashish, two 30 bore pistols, police revolving light and vehicle from their possession. Lohibher police arrested a drug peddler namely Ata Ullah and recovered 1450 gram heroin from his possession.  

Likewise, Bani Gala police team arrested two accused Gul Zaman and Sajjad Ali and recovered one 7mm gun, one 9mm pistol along with ammunition and 1520 gram hashish from their possession. Shalimar police team arrested an accused namely Muhammad Usama and recovered 130 gram heroin and 60 gram Ice from his possession.   Similarly, Noon police arrested an accused namely Hanan Ehsan and recovered 1125 gram hashish from his possession. 

Golra police team arrested the accused namely Ayaz and recovered one 30 bore pistol from his possession. Moreover, Tarnol police team arrested two accused namely Ehsan Ullah and Fazal Khan and recovered two 30 bore pistols along with ammunition from their possession, while police arrested an accused namely Irshad involved in illegally oil selling.   Furthermore, Sabzi Mandi police arrested an accused Tamoor Ali and recovered one dagger from his possession. 

Sihala police arrested accused Adnan Hussain and recovered a 30 bore pistol from his possession. Cases have been registered against the nabbed accused and further investigation is underway. During a special crackdown against proclaimed offenders and court absconders police teams busted five proclaimed offenders. 

DIG Operations Sohail Zafar Chatha said that the safety of the lives and property of the citizens is our prime responsibility and no laxity will be tolerated in this regard.