PESHAWAR: As many as 253 suspects including Afghan nationals were arrested and arms and drugs were recovered from their possession, during search operations today.

According to details, the police and other law enforcement agencies (LEAs) personnel conducted search operations against outlaws in Hashtnagri, Gul Bahar, Pishtakhara, Hayatabad and Sarband areas of provincial capital Peshawar.

During search operations the police apprehended 253 suspects including 63 Afghan nationals and recovered seven hand grenades, SMGs, a pistol and 2.5 kilogram drugs from their possession.