Twelve people were arrested in anti-drug drives in Netrokona and Jashore on Saturday.
In Netrakona, police arrested 11 people from Sadar Upazila, said Sadar Model Police Station’s in-charge Borhan Uddin Khan, reports UNB.Fifty litres of local liquor, three grams of heroin and 200 grams of hemp were seized from them, he said. Eleven cases were filed against the detainees at the Sadar Police Station.
In Jashore, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) troopers recovered 1,014 bottles of contraband cough syrup phensedyl in separate drives. Phensedyl is popular among addicts who use it as a substitute of expensive drugs and alcohol.
Jashore battalion (49 BGB) commander Lieutenant Colonel Ariful Hoque said 405 bottles of phensedyl were found abandoned during one of the drives.