ISLAMABAD - Islamabad police have arrested 17 outlaws from various areas of the city and recovered 118 wine bottles, 19 cans of beer, seven pistols, 4,000-gram opium, 590-gram hashish and 880 litres stolen diesel from them, a police spokesman said on Tuesday.

According to details, Assistant Sub-Inspectors Qaisar Mehmud and Nasir Manzoor from Aabpara Police Station arrested two accused Nazir Masih and Saam Javed during routine patrolling and recovered a total of 85 wine bottles from them. Sub-Inspector Maqsood Ahmed from Secretariat police arrested an accused Mansha for having pistol and ten rounds.

Meanwhile, ASI Muhammad Nawaz from Bhara Kahu Police Station arrested Abid Hussain and Zareen during search of Abbassi hotel for their alleged involvement in immoral activities. 

ASI Ashfaq Ahmed from Bhara Kahu apprehended Gulshad Masih during routine patrolling and recovered 12 wine bottles from him. Sub-Inspector Rasheed Ahmed from Shalimar Police Station raided at House No 110, Street No 42, sector F-10/4 after getting search warrant and arrested two foreign nationals identified as Yao and Shiling, besides recovering 21 wine bottles and 19 cans of beer from them.

Sub-Inspector Nusrat Ali from Golra police arrested a person Allah Dita and recovered 400-gram opium from him while 30-bore pistol was recovered from a female accused Rukhsana Saleem.

ASI Muhammad Iqbal from Golra police arrested Ahmer Mumtaz and recovered two 9-mm pistols from him, while ASI Ali Asghar from Tarnol police nabbed Abdul Hameed for possessing 9 MM pistol.

Sub-Inspector Ghulam Shabir from Tarnol police station arrested Inam-ul-Haq in possession of 590-gram hashish.

On a tip off, ASI Tariq Mehmud from Sihala police station arrested two drivers of oil tankers Azam and Abdul Shakoor when they were selling diesel to Nadeem and Babar Sultan here at Azeem town.

Police arrested all of these four persons besides recovering two 30-bore pistols from drivers and 880 litre stolen diesel from the spot. 

Cases have been registered against these nabbed persons under relevant sections and further investigation is underway from them.