Police arrested 31 alleged drug traders and recovered various types of narcotic items from the city’s Khilgaon areas on Saturday.
Motijheel division under Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) conducted special anti-narcotics drives in Khilgaon areas, especially Taltola and Nani para areas, from 10:00 am and it continued till 2:30 pm.
During the drive, the police arrested 23 drug traders, who were wanted by police in six cases, and seven are listed drug traders of Khilgaon police station, while the other one named as Sohel is wanted by Teknaf thana police in a drug related case, said Deputy Commissioner (Motihjeel Division) Anwar Hossain.
The police also detained seven more people suspecting them as drug takers and traders during the drive. If found innocent, they will be released after scrutiny, the DC (Motohjee) said.
The law enforcers also recovered 600 yaba pills, 2 kgs Hemp and 10 bottles of phensidyle during the drives.