54 ‘drug pushers’ arrested

5th April, 2019 11:08:20 printer

Police have arrested 54 people on charges of drug abuse and peddling in Dhaka, reports bdnews24.com.

They were detained on Friday after a 24-hour anti-narcotics drive conducted by personnel from different police stations and the detective branch across the capital.

Police recovered 5,754 yaba tablets, heroin, cannabis and 359 bottles of Phensedyl cough syrup from the drive, said Dhaka Metropolitan Police Deputy Commissioner Md Masudur Rahman.

Cases under the Narcotics Control Act have been filed against the arrestees with the relevant police stations, he added.