The arrestees were Md Mannan Mia, 33, Md Rashed, 15, and Saju Akhter, 38, wife of local drug lord Safiul Azam while the name of other arrestee could yet to be known immediately, said police.
During the drive police seized two Light Gun (LG)s, a one barrel gun, a one air gun, ten cartridges, two rounds of bullet, two knifes, a machete, four mobile phones, 400 pieces of yaba tablets, nine kilograms of marijuana and Tk around 50,000 cash, said police.
Chittagong Police Superintendent of Police (SP) Nure Alam Mina said at a press conference at Chittagong Police Headquarters: “Acting on tip-off a team of Fatickchari police launched a raid at the house of local drug lord Safiul Azam.”
“Azim is also wanted in four cases lodged with Fatickchari police station, the raid was conducted around 12:30am and where police recovered the firearms ammunitions and nine kilograms of marijuana,” the SP added.
SP Alam said police obtained information about the arms and drugs while they were conducting block raids in three upazilas including Fatickchari, Satkania and Sitakunda early yesterday.
“Safiul is a local drug supplier and a thief connected with a gang in Fatickchari upazila” said the SP adding that during the drive Safiul managed to escape arrest by swimming across a pond.
During the press conference Additional SP (north) Mohiuddowla Reza, Additional SP (Sadar) Habibur Rahman, Assistant SP (Hathazari Circle) Lutfur Rahman were present.