ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Capital Police on Monday conducted a successful operation against those involved in drug peddling activities and arrested 42 drug pushers besides recovery of a huge cache of narcotics from them.
Following directions from Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar, DIG (Operations) Waqar Uddin Syed devised a plan for grand operation in the areas from where complaints were being received about drug supply. Following this plan, officers/officials of Islamabad Police including SP (Industrial Area) Aamir Khan Niazi, SP (Rural) Omer Khan, SP (Saddar) Malik Naeem Iqbal, SP (City) Sayed Aziz, all Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSPs), Station House Officers (SHOs) and personnel of Counter-Terrorism Force (CTF), Rescue 15, Special Branch, Operational Police and Ladies Police participated in this operation.
Various police teams constituted by DIG (Operations) Waqar Uddin Syed raided at various places in Dore Village, Athal, Pind Paracha, Bhidana, Bhekar Fateh Baksh, Tarlai, Sohdan, Barma Town, Nur Pur Shahan and others. More than 959 houses and 278 suspects were searched during this operation while checking was conducted of 1382 persons and 39 motorbikes, as well as two vehicles without documents, were impounded.
These police teams headed by DIG (Operations) Waqar Uddin Syed succeeded to arrest 42 drug pushers and three proclaimed offenders during this search operation. A total of 13.060-kilogram hashish, 3.731-kilogram heroin, 173 wine bottles, and weapons, as well as ammunition, were also recovered from these nabbed persons.
DIG (Operations) Waqar Uddin Syed has said the purpose of this operation was to eliminate menace of drug from the Capital. He said that it is our responsibility is to protect the lives and properties of the citizens and secure future of next generation through prompt action against those involved in drug pushing activities.
He said that menace of drug peddling would not be allowed at anywhere and strict action to be ensured against those involved in such ugly business or activity.
Meanwhile, IGP Islamabad Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar also appreciated the officers/officials who participated in this operation and made it successful.