Acting on a tip-off, a police team raided the area and arrested three drug dealers with yaba pills around 9:30pm
Six policemen were injured after being attacked by drug dealers during an anti-drug drive in Jaintiapur border area in Sylhet Friday night.
The injured are, Sub-Inspector Azizur Rahman, Assistant Sub-Inspectors Raihan Kabir and Rubel Das, Constables Tapu Nath, Saiful Islam, and Jamal Ahmed of Jaintiapur Model police station, reports UNB.
Acting on a tip-off, a police team raided the area and arrested three drug dealers with yaba pills around 9:30pm, said Jaintiapur Model police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Shamal Banik.
The arrested were identified as, Jamal Uddin, 35, his brothers Kamal Uddin, 40, and Abdul Hannan, 27, residents of Kamlabari village in the upazila.
Other drug dealer attacked police and tried to snatch the trio, leaving six policemen injured. Another team of police rushed to the spot and drove away the attackers, the OC said.
Additional Superintendent of Police Md Aminul Islam said the drug dealers’ attempt to snatch the arrestees had failed.
In a separate drive, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested two drug dealers from Chadnighat in Dakshin Surma upazila the same night with yaba pills and phensedyl.
The arrested were identified as Md Rafiq Ahmed, 60, and Md Russel, 32.
“Three local weapons and Tk1.32 lakh were also seized from their possesion,” said RAB 9 Additional Superintendent of Police Md Moniruzzaman.