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20 held in capital on drug, robbery charges

Update : 23 Sep 2015, 06:25 PM

Police in the capital detained 20 people on Tuesday for their suspected involvement in a number of crimes, including robbery and drugs trade. 

Among the detainees are 13 dope gang members, five robbers and three drug traders, said police.

The dope gang members - Ali Hossain, Sazzad Hossain, Monu Miah, Omar Faruq alias Kalu, Amir Hoissain Tukun, Rony, Sohel, Badal Miah, Selim, Liton Miah, Babu, Abul Kalam and Akbar Hossain – were detained after a tip-off, said Joint Commissioner of the Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police Monirul Islam.

“Doping substances and drugs were seized from their possession. They would mainly target cattle traders and buyers, and would also steal the belongings of holidaymakers after doping them,” he said.  

Badal said he had been involved in the crime for the last four to five years and was arrested before.

Another team of detectives arrested the five robbers - Mizan, Mamun, Kabir Hossain, Ruhul Amin and Sagor Hossain – from Tejgaon area and seized locally-made lethal weapons and other materials used for hijacking  cattle-laden trucks.

Monirul said the five men, after hijacking trucks, would sell the cattle.

The three drug traders - Abdul Khaleque, Milon and Akhtaruzzaman – were also detained from Tejgaon area. Police seized 211 grammes of heroin and 10kg marijuana from their possession.

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