ISLAMABAD: The custom officials foiled a bid to smuggle mobile phones, AirPods, headphones and other appliances worth millions and arrested three passengers at Islamabad Airport on Tuesday. Pakistan Custom Department team headed by Additional Collector Customs Headquarter Kokab Farooq on a tip-off searched the baggage of passengers who arrived from Dubai through PIA flight at Islamabad airport. As many as 123 mobile phones, AirPods, headphones and other appliances valuing over 45 million were recovered after three passengers including Yaqoob, Ijaz and Ramazan were arrested.
21 including drug peddlers, gamblers rounded up
ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Police have arrested 21 outlaws including four drug peddlers, gamblers and liquid sellers from different areas of the city and recovered 2770 gram hashish, 610 gram heroin, 50 liters liquor and weapons with ammunition.
IGP Islamabad Muhammad Ahsan Younas had ordered crackdown against criminals including those involved in drug peddling and looting people. Following these orders, SSP (Operations) Faisal Kamran directed all zonal officers to accelerate their efforts to curb the crime in the city. According to the details, Nilore police teams have appehended three accused namely Ali Raza, Abid and Kaleem ullah and recovered 1450 gram hashish, one 12 bore repeater and one 8mm pistol from their possession. Likewise, PS Secretariat police arrested two drug peddlers namely Jannat Gul and Usman and recovered 610 gram heroin from their possession. PS Lohi Bher police arrested accused Hussain Arif and recovered 50 liters liquor from his possession.
Similarly, a Koral police team arrested nine gamblers involved in gambling on horse race namely Sami ullah, Shehzad, Luqman, Arshad, Anas Jan, Zohaib Ali, Imtiaz, Sajawal Shoukat and Danish Arshad.
Moreover, PS Margala police arrested two accused namely Usman Ahmed and Aftab Ahmed and recovered one SMG from their possession. PS Industrial Area arrested two accused involved in criminal activities namely Muhabbat Khan and Muhammad Danish and recovered 1320 gram hashish and one 30 bore pistol from their possession.
PS Shahzad Town Police arrested an accused namely Ali and recovered one 30 thirty bore pistol with ammunition from his possession. Cases against all the nominated accused have been registered and further investigation is underway. IGP Islamabad Muhammad Ahsan Younas has appreciated this overall performance of the police teams and further ordered 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.