Crystal meth, also known as Ice, is an expensive drug and its use can cause serious health issues, says DMP DB chief
The Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested nine people on charges of selling crystal meth and yaba tablets in the capital on Tuesday.
Gulshan Division DB apprehended seven of them — Md Nazim Uddin, Md Abbas Uddin, Md Nasir Uddin, Shiuli Akhter, Kohinur Begum, Sanjit Das and Md Hossain Ali — from the capital’s Mohammadpur and Jatrabari areas along with a total of 500 grams of crystal meth, also known as ice, 63,000 yaba pills and a car.
Meanwhile, two others — Rashida Begum and Mousumi Akter — were arrested by Mirpur Division DB with 25,000 yaba tablets in Shonir Akhra.
Additional Police Commissioner (DB) AKM Hafiz Akhter of DMP briefed the media at a press conference held at DMP Media Center on Wednesday.
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“Ice is a nerve stimulating drug. It is an expensive drug and its use can cause serious health issues,” the DMP DB chief said.
At first, the arrestees used to bring crystal meth and yaba pills to Chittagong after buying those from Cox’s Bazar, Hafiz said while describing the drug trafficking route.
“Later, the drugs were brought to Cumilla by trucks carrying LPG cylinders to Mongla port, before being brought to Dhaka using cars,” he added.
People from affluent families of Dhaka were the regular customers of these drugs, the police official said.