Monday, 27 March, 2023

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DMP arrests 73 for taking, selling drugs

As part of the anti-drug drive in the capital, the members of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested a total of 73 people on charges of selling and consuming drugs during the last 24 hours till 6am on Monday, reports BSS.

 According to a release issued by the DMP, police conducted the operations against the drug sellers and consumers in different areas under various police stations of the metropolis. They also detained a total of 73 drug traffickers and recovered huge amounts of drugs from their possessions from 6am of January 29.

 During the anti-drug drives, police seized 55.635 kilograms of cannabis (ganja), 97.2 grams and 53 puria (small packet) of heroin, 14,347 Yaba tablets, 180 bottles and 20 litres of local made liquor and 128 bottles of phensidyle syrup from their possessions, it said.

 Police filed 55 cases against the arrestees in these connections with respective police stations under the Narcotics Control Act.