22 drug peddlers held

SARGODHA: The police claimed to have arrested 22 drug peddlers and recovered narcotics, illegal weapons from them here on Thursday.

Police said the teams of different police stations conducted raids and arrested 22 drug peddlers, besides recovering 3,400 Kg hashish, 89 liquor bottles, nine pistols, three guns, a rifle, revolver, Kalashnikov, rounds and cartridges.

The accused were identified as Waqar-ul-Hassan, Anayat, Mukhtar Ahmad, Javed Iqbal, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Ashraf, Rashid Shahzad, Mohammad Azam, Atif Javed, Shan Ali, Ali Sher and others.

Cases have been registered against the accused.