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Fugitive drug dealer arrested in Natore

The man, accused in several cases, went into hiding last month

Update : 15 Sep 2021, 05:20 PM

A fugitive drug dealer wanted in several drug-related cases has been arrested in Natore district, police said on Wednesday.

Mohammad Arif, who went into hiding last month, was nabbed by the Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) on Tuesday night from the Atua area under Boroigram police station in the district. 

Arif faces several drug-related cases filed with different police stations in Dhaka, said DMP Additional Deputy Commissioner Iftakhairul Islam. 

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Earlier on August 23, police detectives arrested a female drug dealer known as Parvin along with 220 grams of heroin (brown sugar) from the Rayer Bazar area of Mohammadpur in the city, Iftakahirul said.

He said police investigations found that Arif was the owner of the recovered heroin.

A case was filed at Mohammadpur police station in connection with the recovery of heroin in which Arif was also shown as an accused.

Police claimed that Arif has long been a wholesale heroin dealer bringing in the drug from the bordering areas of Rajshahi to sell in Dhaka and across the country.

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