Dhaka, Tuesday   19 March 2019

5 held with 18,000 ‘Yaba pills’ in city

 Staff Correspondent :: staff-correspondent

 Published: 05:07 PM, 2 November 2018   Updated: 05:07 PM, 2 November 2018

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Detectives arrested five alleged drug traders and recovered 18,000 Yaba pills from Mirpur area of the city on Thursday night.

The arrestees are Nurul Amin, 35, Abdul Aziz, 27, Md Rafique Uddin, 31, a truck driver, Md Giasuddin, 37, and Abdur Shukur, 32.

Based on secret information, a team of Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police conducted a drive at Mazar Road under Darus Salam Police Station around 10:30pm.

During the raid, the detectives searched a truck, which was parked near Dhanshiri Restaurant, said DMP Deputy Commissioner (Media) Masudur Rahman on Friday.

After searching the truck, they recovered 18,000 Yaba tablets and arrested the five people in this connection, he said, adding that the truck was also seized.

During preliminary interrogation, the arrestees revealed that they used to bring Yaba tablets to Dhaka from Teknaf in Cox's Bazar hiding those inside the truck in a unique way and then distribute those in various areas in the capital and nearby districts, Masudur said.

Daily Bangladesh/Sohug