3 held with Indian cigarettes, phensedyl in C’nawabganj

Our Correspondent

24 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

CHAPAINAWABGANJ: Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in two separate drives arrested three alleged smugglers with 1,95,000 pieces of Indian cigarette and 183 bottles of phensedyl syrup on Sunday.

The arrested were identified as Md Palash, 25, and Md Dabir Hasan, 34, both of Gopalpur village under Shibganj upazila and Md Sohel Rana, 27, of Khasalpara village under Gomostapur upazila in the district.

Acting on a tip-off, an operation team of the RAB-5 from Chapainawabganj camp conducted a raid in Purba Ranibari Chandpur village under Chakkirti union in Shibganj upazila of the district around 4.40 am and nabbed Palash and Dabir with 1,95,000 pieces of Indian cigarette, RAB sources said.

In another drive, an additional team of the RAB-5 from Chapainawabganj camp raided Baghitala Chowrasta intersection area under Kansat union of Shibganj upazila in the district at 6.20 am and arrested Sohel Rana with 183 bottles of phensedyl.

Later, the arrested persons were handed over to shibganj thana police with concerned cases, the sources added.