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Police recovered 850kg narcotics, 23,706 wine bottles in 2013

03 January, 2014

ISLAMABAD: The capital city police arrested 1,800 persons during the year 2013 and recovered 805 kilogram hashish, 29 kg heroin, 16 kg opium, 23,706 wine bottles, 35 Kalashnikovs, 53 rifles, 113 guns, 801 pistol and 18,329 rounds from them.

The Islamabad police apprehended 249 car and motorbikes thieves and recovered 175 stolen and 165 tempered cars (worth Rs 321.4 million) from them. The recovered tempered cars were stolen from other districts and 40 recovered motorbikes were worth Rs 1.4 million, police official told APP.

It was told that 427 proclaimed offenders wanted to police in crime cases of heinous nature and 512 court absconders were also nabbed during this period.

Similarly, 128 burglars were apprehended for their involvement in 292 cases besides recovery of Rs 11.5 million from them while 275 thieves were arrested in connection with 385 theft cases and stolen items worth Rs 48.6 million were also seized.

When contacted, IGP Islamabad Sikandar Hayat said that effective steps were being taken to curb crime and crackdown against proclaimed offenders and court absconders had been started.

He said Islamabad police was also focusing on crime detection especially in crime against property while performance of police officers was also being evaluated in this regard on regular basis.

Meanwhile, police source said that 38 dacoits were arrested during efforts of Islamabad police to curb criminal activities who confessed their involvement in 53 dacoity incidents and a recovery of Rs 19.6 million was also made from them. As many as 222 gangsters were arrested who had been involved in 452 cases of snatching valuables at gun point and a recovery of Rs. 24.7 million was also made from them.

With an objective to ensure improvement in policing affairs, IGP Sikandar Hayat said Islamabad police took several steps to come up to the expectations of people and enhanced output. Decent and well-behaved staff has been appointed at reporting rooms of police station to promptly address the grievances of complainants while police employees having good reputation have been also assigned duties at police pickets.

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