Detectives arrested an alleged drug peddler along with 50,000 pieces of yaba tablets from a Pajero jeep in the city’s Segunbagicha area on Sunday night.
The arrestee was identified as Yusuf, 30, a resident of Teknaf upazila in Cox’s Bazar district.
Deputy Commissioner (media) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Masudur Rahman said tipped off, a team of the Detective Branch conducted a drive in Segunbagicha area near Shilpakala Academy and intercepted the flagged Pajero jeep around 7.55pm.
The law enforcers recovered 50,000 pieces of yaba tablets worth Tk 90 lakh after searching the jeep and arrested Yusuf.
A case was filed with Ramna Police Station in this connection.