The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in a drive arrested five drug dealers with 748 bottles of alcohol and 674 cans of beer from an under-construction building at Shahbagh in the capital on Wednesday night.
The arrestees were identified as Shahin Mia, 32, Mohammad Kawser, 36, Zitu Mia, 55, Jalal Khan, 36 and Nayan Mia, 20.
On information that some drug traders stored huge local and foreign wine at the building for selling, an operational team of the RAB reached the spot and arrested them, and seized drugs and cash at about 10:35 pm, according to the press release.
During primary interrogation, the arrestees said they had been bringing local and foreign wine and beer to the capital from different parts of the country and selling those for a long.
The arrestees gave important information which is being scrutinised.