Police arrested 16 suspected muggers in a special drive in Uttarkhan area of the capital on Friday.
The striking police team also seized a motorcycle, 50 mobile sets, four knives, two pairs of earring and Tk 23,500 from their possession.
A team of Lalbagh Division under Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) conducted the drive in Dobadia Signboard area of Uttarkhan, said a press release on Saturday.
In DMP deputy police commissioner Mashiur Rahman’s directive, additional deputy police commissioner Kaisar Rizvi Koraishi led the drive.
The arrestees are Md Mizan, Amirul Islam Babu, Sharif Hossain, Hridoy, Md Raj, Md Sumon, Sohel Babu, Md Hridoy, Moniruzzaman, Md Nazmul, Md Monir, Md Imran, Md Faurk, Ashraful Islam Sajib, Md Arif and Hasan.
There was filed a case with Uttarkhan police station against the arrestees.