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46kg marijuana seized in Rangpur, Barisal

  • Published at 09:39 pm October 10th, 2021
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Two people arrested with 40kg marijuana in Rangpur on Saturday, October 09, 2021 Dhaka Tribune

RAB, police arrest five people during raids

Some 46kg contraband marijuana was seized in separate drives by the elite force Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Rangpur and Barisal police in the last 24 hours. 

The law enforcers detained five drug peddlers in connection with the seizure and produced them before courts. 

In Rangpur, RAB recovered 40kg marijuana from a covered van in Durgapur area of Mithapukur upazila on the Dhaka-Rangpur Highway on Saturday night.

Assistant Director (media wing) of Rangpur RAB-13 Flight Lieutenant Mahmud Bashir confirmed the matter.

The two arrestees are Md Raja Mia and Mijanur Rahman, from Comilla. During primary interrogation, they admitted to being involved in drug dealing with several others. The RA official said they would arrest all members of the gang.

RAB has filed a narcotics case against the duo. They were later sent to jail through a court on Sunday.

In Barisal, police arrested three people, with 6.1kg marijuana in the Raypotri area of Torki Port in Gournadi municipality.

The arrested are Arman Sardar of Sundordi area of Gouronodi municipality, Khokon Bepari of Boro Kashba area, and Merina Begum of Jajira village of Kalkini upazila.

Sub-Inspector Khairul Alam filed a drugs case against four people on Sunday. He produced the trio before a court on Sunday noon. The court sent them to jail pending an investigation. 

Gournadi police station Officer-in-Charge Afzal Hossain said that on the basis of secret information, an operation headed by SI Khairul Alam was carried out around 5:30pm on Sunday. At this time, sensing the presence of the police, one of the drug dealers fled the scene.

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