71 detained in anti-drug drive in capital
Published: 01:37 PM, 10 January 2022 Updated: 02:43 PM, 10 January 2022
Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has detained 71 people for selling and consuming drugs in an anti-drug drive in the capital.
They were detained during raids in different areas of the capital from 6 am on Sunday to the same time on Monday.
Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) of DMP's Media and Public Relations Department Hafiz Al Asad confirmed the information to media.
He said 3682 pieces of yaba, 259 grams of heroin, 11 kg 230 grams of cannabis, 8 liters of liquer and 10 bottles of phencidyl were recovered from the detainees.
The police official also said that 53 cases have been filed against the accused under the Narcotics Control Act at the DMP police station.
Earlier on Sunday, the DMP raided the Hazaribagh police station area of the capital and arrested two drug dealers along with 1,500 pieces of yaba.
Nazia Islam, Assistant Commissioner (AC) of Ramna Division of DB, confirmed the information and said that the detained are Poppy Akhter and Syed Ahmed Miaji.
They were arrested from Maneshwar Road area of Hazaribagh police station on Sunday morning.
He said two persons were arrested in a raid in front of Kulal Mohol Jame Mosque in Maneshwar Road area of Hazaribagh on the basis of secret information. At this time 1,500 pieces of yaba were recovered from them.
The detainees used to bring yaba from the border district of Cox's Bazar and supply and sell it in different parts of the country including Dhaka. A case has been filed against them at Hazaribagh police station, said Nazia Islam.