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2 arrested with magic mushrooms in Dhaka

RAB seizes 120 slices of magic mushroom along with two bottles of foreign liquor during the arrest

Update : 07 Jul 2021, 08:34 PM

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has arrested two youths in the capital on charges of smuggling and selling hallucinogenic drug psilocybin mushroom, commonly known as magic mushroom.

The arrestees are Nagib Hasan Arnab, 25, from Lakshmipur, and Taifur Rashid Jahid, 23, from Gazipur.

A joint team of RAB 10 members and a detective team from the RAB Headquarters conducted a raid in Hatirjheel area early Wednesday. They found 120 slices of magic mushroom along with two bottles of foreign liquor from their possession.

The seized magic mushrooms and foreign liquor<strong>Courtesy</strong>

Commander Khandaker Al Moin, director of RAB Legal and Media Wing, confirmed the matter during a press conference at the media centre of the elite force.

According to RAB, Jahid was addicted to cannabis and later started taking hallucinogenic drugs like LSD and DMT.

He also searched for magic mushrooms in the country but failed. Then , he asked his school friend Arnab, who lives in Canada, to bring some magic mushrooms to Bangladesh.

Also Read - Three university students remanded over possessing LSD

In May this year, Nagib smuggled the drugs into the country and started selling them at a high price.

Magic mushroom is consumed by mixing it with cakes and chocolate. It is also available as powder-capsules, said Al Moin. Prolonged use of this hallucinogenic drug can cause physical damage resulting in endless hallucinations with mental illness such as psychosis, he added.

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