LAHORE - The Operation Wing of Lahore Police smashed 386 criminal gangs and arrested their 1117 members and recovered looted property worth Rs 38.02 million during the year 2009. More than 12,000 court absconders and proclaimed offenders were also nabbed during the same period. It was disclosed in a special meeting of senior police officers held here on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Capital City Police Officer (CCPO), Muhammad Pervez Rathore. During the meeting, SSP Operations, Ch. Shafique Ahmed informed CCPO that during year 2009, Operation Wing of Lahore Police have achieved a landmark successes against criminals. The meeting was informed that no less than 2068 cases had also been traced against 1,117 accused, including 13 cases of murders, three cases of dacoity cum murder, 17 of dacoity, 962 of robbery, 674 of burglary and 399 other cases. Operation Wing Police recovered booty worth over Rs 38.02 million, including Rs 16.9 million in cash, more than 21 tolas gold ornaments, 255 cars and motorcycles, 1085 cell phones, 11 wagons and rickshaws and other valuables. In its vigorous campaign against outlaws, the Operation Wing Police have also arrested 5608 proclaimed offenders, out of which 221 were involved in murder cases, 200 in attempted murder, 98 in dacoity, 320 in robbery, 497 in burglary and 4272 in other miscellaneous cases during the year 2009. During the drive against illegal weapons, 5674 cases were registered and 5682 accused were arrested, following recovery of 18 Kalashnikovs, 251 rifles, 309 guns, 4410 pistols and revolvers, 46 carbines, eight mousers, nine bombs, 43 daggers, 174 magazines, one stain gun, and, moreover 45 thousand bullets from their possession. The Police also arrested 7308 drug pushers and seized as much as moreover 53 kg heroin, moreover 2410 kg hashish, moreover 64 kg opium, 69 injections and 20398 bottles of liquor, while it also arrested 6102 gamblers and seized stake money worth Rs 10.4 million. The public utility places like washrooms, public paths etc were converted into plots to let the influential persons get the same allotted in the names of their son, daughters etc, the meeting was informed.