ISLAMABAD - Police have arrested 22 criminals including drug peddlers, liquor sellers and illegal weapon holders from different areas of the city and recovered 420 grams of heroin, 1870 grams of hashish, 10 litres of liquor and weapons with ammunition from their possession, a police spokesman said on Monday.

According to the details, Islamabad police accelerated crackdown against criminal elements in order to reduce crime rate in the federal capital. In this regard, special police teams from different police stations were formed to take stern action against those involved in anti social activities.

A Koral police team apprehended 07 accused involved in drug peddling and possessing illegal weapons from different areas. The accused were identified as Asif Tufail, Naveed Faisal, Abid Ali, Babar, Shehbaz, Saif ul Haq and Iqbal Khan. Police recovered 310 grams of heroin, 810 grams of hashish and one 30 bore pistol with ammunition from their possession.

Similarly, Bhara Kahu and Noon police teams arrested two accused during snap checking namely Ziafat and Hiddayat and recovered two 30 bore pistols from their possession.

Likewise, Shehzad Town and Koral police teams arrested two accused namely Sultan and Syed Khawar for possessing illegal weapons and recovered two 30 bore pistols with ammunition from their possession.

Moreover, Ramna and Lohi Bher police teams arrested three accused namely Abdul Jabbar, Wajid Mehmood and Naveed Ahmed involved in drug peddling and possessing illegal weapon and recovered 110 grams of  heroin, 1060 grams of  hashish and one 30 bore pistol from their possession. Khana and Sihala police teams arrested two accused namely Muhammad Anees and Nouman and recovered one 32 bore revolver and 30 bore pistol from their possession.

Furthermore, Karachi Company and Golra police teams arrested two accused namely Asif who is allegedly involved in selling liquor and Waqas for possessing illegal weapon and recovered 10 litres of liquor and one 30 bore pistol from their possession. Secretariat police team arrested an accused namely Zaheer ud Din and recovered one SMG and Kalashnikov with ammunition from his possession.

Cases against all the   accused have been registered and further investigations are underway.