ISLAMABAD  -   Police have arrested 7 outlaws including three drug peddlers from different areas of the city and recovered 1,110g of hashish and four pistols with ammunition from their possession, a police spokesman said on Thursday.

He said that following the orders of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Muhammad Ahsan Younas, PS Shams Colony arrested two drug peddlers namely Raja Gul and Bahadur Khan and recovered 900g of hashish from their possession. PS Margalla arrested a drug peddler namely Rafay and recovered 210g of hashish from his possession. PS Bhara Kahu arrested an accused namely Mehtab during snap checking and recovered one 30 bore pistol with ammunition from his possession.

PS Sihala arrested the accused namely Hammad and recovered one 30 bore pistol from his possession. PS Khana and Noon arrested two accused during checking namely Subhan and Hamza and recovered two 30 bore pistols.

Cases against all the nominated accused have been registered and further investigation is underway. The IGP has appreciated the performance of the police teams and further ordered them to intensify the crackdown. “Safety and security of the citizens is our foremost priority and no laxity will be tolerated in this regard,” he added.