ISLAMABAD - The city police claimed to have busted four gangs comprising of 11 criminals involved in cases of vehicle snatching, bootlegging, gambling and recovered huge cache of wine, liquor and snatched vehicles from them. Police recovered 822 bottles of wine and 4 drums of alcohols from smugglers. This was stated by Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Tahir Alam Khan while addressing a press conference here on Friday. The SSP said that Sihala Police, under the supervision of SP (Rural), busted four gangs and recovered liquor and snatched/stolen vehicles. He said that members of the first gang comprise four criminals who confessed their involvement in snatching the vehicles from Humak town, Sihala, Tarali and Loi Bher. SSP informed that they used to sell the vehicles at Mardan after snatching them. The four persons of this gang have been identified as Zameer alias Bila Muhammad Irshad, an Afghan national Asif Khan and Ghame. Police have also recovered two vehicles, a dumper and four pistols used in various criminal activities from them. The SSP said the members of other busted gang in fake Punjab police uniform used to stop vehicles and then snatch them at gunpoint. They snatched dumpers, trawlers, trucks from Islamabad Highway, Taxila, Rawalpindi and Jhelum and extorted money from the owners of these vehicles after contacting with them later. Tahir Alam said that SHO Sihala on a tip off recovered 272 wine bottles and 550 liquor bottles from two bootleggers Jameel Maseeh and Aftab Maseeh. After the investigation from them, police raided in Swan Garden and recovered tools used in distilling process, he added. He said that during the raid, police recovered 4 drums of alcohol, 200 empty wine bottles, machine used to seal the bottles, alcohol metre, six other bottles, four empty cans and various other tools. Similarly, a gang of four gamblers had also been arrested and stake money has been also recovered from them.