Police have arrested five persons including a woman along with 22,000 pieces of contraband Yaba tablets and seized two private cars in two separate drives in the city on early Sunday.
The arrestees were identified as Dipak Das alias Dipak, 38, Apon Majumdar alias Rupesh, 35, Md Selim Uddin, 40, Md Rafique, 28, and Shirin Sultana alias Akhi, 28, said police sources.
Officer-in-Charge Mohammed Mohsin said acting on a tip-off a team of police arrested Dipak and Apon in possession with 10,000 pieces of yaba pills at Nayarhat area under Bayezid police station at around 8:45pm on Saturday.
“Later based on their information after grilling the duo, police launched another drive in city’s Agrabad area and arrested the rest trio along with 12,000 yaba pills from private car in the midnight of Sunday”, said the OC.
The group had been peddling drug in the different areas in the city since long through using women and private cars, added the OC.
A case was lodged in this connection, said the OC.