ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Police have arrested 22 suspects, including nine beggars, and recovered narcotics and weapons from their possession, a police spokesman said on Sunday. He said that the police had recovered 869 grammes of heroin, 10 litres and four bottles of liquor from the suspects. Police added that they had arrested at least nine alms-seekers from various markets in the capital.
Apart from this, the Kohsar police arrested a suspected bootlegger, identified as Nofan Masih, and recovered 10 litres of liquor from him. The Shams Colony police said that they had arrested Shah Bahram for illegally decanting gas cylinders. Similarly, the Koral police recovered four bottles of liquor from Usman Khan and Zahoor Ahmed. The Khanna police arrested Muzammil Shah for possessing a 30-bore pistol along with ammunition from him. The Lohi Bher police arrested three people involved in illegally filling gas cylinders and selling loose petrol.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 28th, 2018.