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45 held in Khilgaon including eight listed drug dealers

24 others also had previous drug-related cases against them

Update : 09 Jun 2018, 05:31 PM

Dhaka Metropolitan Police’s (DMP) Motijheel Division has arrested 45 drug dealers, including eight listed ones from the Khilgaon area of Dhaka. 

24 others also had previous drug-related cases against them. 

Law enforcement agencies have been conducting anti-drug operations across the country. Saturday’s drive was a part of this campaign.

DMP’s Motijheel Division Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Shiblee Noman confirmed the matter and said: “We conducted an anti-drug drive in Khilgaon’s Taltola and the Nandi village area between around 10am and 2pm.

“We arrested 45 drug dealers during the operation, of whom eight were listed criminals with the local police and 24 had prior drug cases against them,” he added. 

Noman said 600 yaba tablets, 2kg marijuana, six bottles of phensedyl, and some heroin were seized during the operation.

The officer did not provide details about the listed drug dealers, but said police would take legal action against them.  


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