The district police arrested 55 notorious drug peddlers and seized 2,200 grams heroin, 7,514 grams opium, 3,078 grams charas, 201 litres liquor from their possession during the outgoing month (April), said DPO Muhammad Zubair Dareshak said here.

He further said that three working stills had also been smashed and distilling apparatus had been seized. He said that crackdown on the peddlers was going on in the district and no leniency would be shown towards those who were ruining the lives of youth.

NOTORIOUS PO HELD: The Pindi Bhattian Police have rounded-up a notorious proclaimed offender Muhammad Yar of Jhangar Glotrian wanted by the Pindi Bhattian, Chiniot, Chanab Nagar and other police stations in connection with scores of cattle-lifting, robbery, dacoity, attempting to murder and armed encounter case with the police since long. The police have also recovered illicit firearms from his possession.

Meanwhile, the Saddr Police have registered a case against Zaheer Ahmad, Babar Ishtiaq, Sharjeel, Aamir Baloch, Waheed Butt and four others of Kassoke bypass on the charge of allegedly extorting Rs50,000 and a cellphone at gunpoint from Muhammad Imran.

The accused have not yet been arrested.