ISLAMABAD - The ICT police have apprehended 37 criminals including 11 drug peddlers involved in illegal criminal activities and recovered drugs, valuables and weapons with ammunition from their possession, a police spokesman said on Monday.

Giving details, he said that Aabpara police team arrested two accused Muhammad Shahzad and Muhammad Fayyaz and recovered one 30 bore pistol along with ammunition from their possession. Kohsar police arrested a drug peddler namely Hamza and recovered 1115 grams of heroin from his possession. Pulghran police arrested five drug peddlers namely Jameel Hussain, Shakar Iqbal, Waqas Hussain, Muhammad Akber and Zahid Mehmood and recovered 20 litres of alcohol, 2430 grams of s of hashish, 1250 grams of s of heroin and one 30 bore pistol from their possession. Likewise, Tarnol police arrested two accused namely Muhammad Rizwan and Rahim Khan and recovered 1250 grams of heroin, 1250 grams of hashish and 102 grams of s of ice from their possession.

Shahzad Town police arrested a drug peddler namely Shahbaz Ashraf and recovered 1135 grams of hashish from his possession. Koral police arrested four accused namely Shahid Noor, Abdul Aziz, Kashif Khan and Fayyaz Hussain and recovered 1425 grams of hashish and 03 pistols 30 bore from their possession.

Similarly, Kirpa police arrested accused Atif involved in illegal selling of oil. Lohi Bher police arrested two accused namely Abdul Manan and shokat Ullah and recovered one 30 bore pistol and one 223 bore gun along with ammunition from their possession.

Sabzi Mandi police arrested accused Mohsin Ali and recovered 30 bore pistol from his possession, while police also arrested accused Nazakat and recovered stolen valuable from his possession.

Moreover, Noon police team arrested accused namely Ghulam Ghaznfar and recovered 1030 grams of hashish from his possession, while police arrested two accused namely Akber Shah and Masta Khan involved in illegal gas filling.

Meanwhile, officials of Sabzi Mandi and Aabpara police stations have busted 7 active members of two dacoit gangs involved in numerous snatching incidents in various areas of Islamabad, he said.

The accused were identified as Shams Ud Din, Muhammad Zakria and Muhammad Mazher.