Six suspected drug traders held in city

20 December, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Law enforcers arrested six alleged drug traders in the city’s Motijheel and Darus Salam areas in the last two days, report agencies.

The arrestees are Sajib Hossain, 36, Rubel alias Shubho, 21, Abdur Rahman, 45, Riaz Hossain alias Munna, 26, Tanjmir Ahmed Rony, 35, and Mohammad Yunus Hossain, 38.

On Saturday, a team of DB police conducted the drive in Motijheel area around 6:50 am and nabbed five drug traders from DIT Extension Road, said Walid Hossain, deputy commissioner (media) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).

A case was filed in this connection.

On the other hand, members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB-4) raided a cattle-laden truck in Darus Salam Thana area and arrested Mohammad Yunus along with 40,000 yaba tablets at around 6:30 pm on Friday.

RAB-4 Assistant Superintendent of Police Mohammad Ziaur Rahman Chowdhury told BSS that a truck loaded with four cows, a mobile phone and Tk 12,920 in cash were seized during the raid.

On receiving secret information, a team of RAB-4 raided the truck and arrested Yunus, he said.

During preliminary interrogation, the arrestee confessed that they had been collecting yaba from Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar areas for a long time and transporting those in trucks, covered vans, pickups and private cars to various areas, including Mirpur in the capital Dhaka, added the official.