One held with rectified spirit in Rangpur

15 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

RANGPUR: The Department of Narcotics Control (DNC) seized 1,850 bottles of rectified spirit and arrested a presumed drug trader from different places in the district on Thursday night, reports BSS.

“We had a secret information that some drug peddlers were carrying rectified spirit on a Rangpur-bound passenger coach from Dhaka,” Deputy Director of DNC for Rangpur Md. Masud Rana told the agency on Friday.

Accordingly, a special DNC team led by Masud Rana went to a place near the Fire Service and Civil Defense Station in the city and waited for arrival of the passenger coach there.

“Soon after arrival of the coach there in the evening, we conducted a raid and arrested one person in possession of the rectified spirit,” Rana added.  “Based on his statement, we conducted another raid at Gopalpur village in Badarganj upazila of Rangpur and arrested owner of the seized rectified spirit and presumed drug trader Harun, 50, of the same village at night,” he said.

After filing a case in this connection under section 36 of the Narcotics Control Act-2018, the DNC officials handed over arrested Harun to Kotwali Thana of Rangpur Metropolitan Police, Rana added.