Islamabad-Police conducted search operation at bus stands and arrested 53 suspects including 14 Afghan nationals the other day, a police spokesman said.

According to police spokesman, officers/officials of Islamabad Police, Pak Rangers and other security agencies conducted search operation in various areas of Industrial area, Sabzi Mandi and Noon police stations including Faizabad and its adjacent areas. During search operation under supervision of SP (Industrial Area) Muhammad Hassan Iqbal, several houses and bus stands were screened and 53 suspects were held. Police recovered 1400 gram hashish from a suspect identified as Kabeer while weapons and ammunition were also recovered from others.

The nabbed persons have been shifted to relevant police stations for further investigation. 

SSP Islamabad Sajid Kiani said that the purpose of this search operation was to ensure high vigilance in the city and every effort would be made to ensure protection to the lives and property of citizens. He also appealed the citizens to remain vigilant and inform police in case of any suspicious activity around them.