RAWALPINDI- Rawalpindi police in an action against suspected drug peddlers, bootleggers and illegal weapon holders on Friday arrested 22 accused besides recovering over 3kg narcotics, 20 litres of liquor and weapons from their possession. A police spokesperson said that Ratta Amral police held Sajjad and Tariq for having 300 grams heroin and 160 grams hashish. Bani police rounded up Danial Zafar and recovered 1,240 grams hashish. Similarly, Sadiqabad, Dhamial, Rawat, Kalar Syedan, Kotli Sattian, New Town and Civil Lines police held Hamza, Niaz Khan, Fazal, Mazhar Iqbal, Yasir Ilyas, Bashir, Umar, Akram Hussain and Irfan on recovery of 1,350 grams hashish and 20 litres liquor. In other raid, conducted in different areas, nine accused namely Zain Ali, Saeed, Bashir, Abid Aziz, Qasim, Zahir and others were held and police recovered seven 30 bore pistols, a Kalashnikov and ammunition from their possession. The spokesperson said that separate cases have been registered against all suspects while further investigations are underway. 

Divisional Superintendents of Police directed the police officers to accelerate ongoing operations and drug peddlers, bootleggers and illegal weapon holders, he added.