SWABI: At least 70 suspicious were apprehended in a joint search operation of police forces and Pakistan Army in Razar, a Tehsil of district Sawbi and recovered a huge cache of ammunition and drugs from their possession.

According to press release issued by the office of District Police Officer (DPO). A joint operation was conducted under the supervision of DPO Swabi Javed Iqbal Khan, Police, Pak Army, Counter Terrorism Department (CTD), elite force, RRF, Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) and other Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA) took part in search operation conducted under the leadership of DSP circle Ejaz Abazai in mountainous areas including Kara mar, Shera Ghund, Pumna Cheena, Ismalia, cadet college and other adjacent areas against criminals.

During the search operation, the LEA apprehended at least 70 suspicious and recovered one 12 bore rifle, 4 pistol and dozens of rifle cartages from their possession.

The LEA during the search operation, at least 141 houses were searched along with lady constables. About 189 suspicious were searched through CRVS and 95 vehicles were checked and verified by VVS. During the operation about 25 tenants, one illegal migrant and five facilitators of criminals have been taken into custody.

In another operation, Assistant Sub-Inspector Police (ASI) Shafiq Khan has arrested 4 drug traffickers and recovered huge cache of drugs from their possession. During the search about 1015 grams chars from accused Mujeeb-ur-Rehman resident Khota, 1020 gram chars from accused Muhammad Sadiq, while Amir, Haider and Zafar approximately 4695 grams chars collectively.

The police have registered a case against all drug traffickers under drug act separately and started investigation. The police have also arrested a proclaimed offender during the operation.