Friday, 29 September, 2023

DMP arrests 56 for selling, consuming drugs in city

The members of the Detective Branch (DB) of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) in several anti-drug raids arrested a total of 56 people on charges of selling and consuming drugs during the last 24 hours till 6am on Monday.

The DB in association with local police carried out the drives simultaneously at different parts of the metropolis from 6 am of May 28 to 6 am today, according to a DMP release. In those separate anti-drug raids, police seized huge drugs from their possessions.

 During the anti-drug raids, police seized 1,094 pieces of contraband yaba tablets, 91 grams and 148 puria (small packets) of heroin, 114.660 kilograms of cannabis (ganja) and 43 bottles of phensidyle syrup from their possessions, the release added.

Police filed 33 separate cases against the arrestees in these connections with respective police stations under the Narcotics Control Act.