Rapid Action Battalion (RAB)-13 arrested two presumed drug traders and seized 410 grams of heroin and an ambulance from Palashbari upazila town in Gaibandha district today.
“The elite force had information that two drug traders were coming from Rajshahi to Rangpur using an ambulance as a means of transporting drugs to evade the eyes of the law enforcement agencies amid stronger vigilance during the lockdown,” said a press release issued here today.
After searching the ambulance-cum microbus, the elite force arrested the two persons and seized 410 grams of contraband heroin, the vehicle with its key and five mobile phone sets and cash money from their possessions.
The seized heroin, packed in four mini packs, was put inside an artificial leg of one of the two arrested persons to evade the eyes of the law enforcement agencies while carrying those to their destinations.
The arrested persons are driver of the ambulance Md Bulbul Ahmed, 40, and its helper Md Azizur Rahman, 35, of Rajshahi district.
During primary interrogation, the arrested persons admitted their involvement in drug trading for a long time and successfully trafficked heroin adopting the same practice from Rajshahi to Rangpur in the past.
“After filing a case in this connection against the arrested people, the elite force handed over them to Palashbari police station in Gaibandha today,” Assistant Director (Media) of RAB-13 Flight Lieutenant Mahmud Bashir Ahmed told BSS at 5 pm.