ISLAMABAD, July 4, 2018: Islamabad Police have arrested 1279 persons during the ongoing year after registration of 1177 cases against them and recovered cache of narcotics, liquor, wine and weapons from them, a police spokesman said on Wednesday. He said that Senior Superintendent of Police (Operations) Najeeb-ur-Rehman Bugvi directed all police officials to ensure effective crackdown against those involved in possessing illegal weapons, drug peddling and bootlegging activities. Owing hard work of the police, a total of 1279 persons were held for their alleged involvement in such crimes. A total of 753 accused were held after registration of 660 cases for involvement in drug pushing and bootlegging activities while a total of 176.110 kilogram hashish, 28.382 kilogram heroin, 2.617 kilogram opium, 199 gram ice, 13653 wine bottles were recovered from them. Similarly, police arrested 526 persons after registration of 517 cases for possessing illegal weapons and recovered 25 rifles, 30 guns/carbin, 444 pistols/revolvers, 32 daggers and 4594 rounds. While reviewing this performance, SSP Islamabad has appreciated it and directed all police officials for renewed efforts to curb such practices and get rid of society from such menace. He said that performance in this regard would be reviewed on continuous basis.