ISLAMABAD, January 3, 2019: Islamabad Saddar Zone Police have arrested eight drug pushers during last 24 hours and recovered 5.530 kilogram hashish, 400 gram heroin and ice from their possession, a police spokesman said on Thursday. Following the directions of SSP (Operations) Waqar Uddin Syed, SP (Saddar) Malik Naeem Iqbal constituted special teams for effective action against drug pushers. Owing these efforts, Tarnol police arrested Abdul Lateef and recovered 1125 gram hashish from him. Shalimar police nabbed Yasir Baseer and Sami for having a total of 2230 gram hashish while Fahad and Saif were held for possessing four gram ice and 200 gram hashish respectively. Likewise, two other drug pusehrs identified as Ibrar Khan and Sultana for having 400 gram heroin. Cases have been registered against these nabbed persons and further investigation is underway from them. SSP Islamabad Waqar Uddin Syed has appreciated this performance and directed all police officials for effective measures to curb menace of drug pushing.