10 Jun 2023, 21:01

RAB arrests main leader of a drug racket

DHAKA, June 10, 2023 (BSS) - Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested the main leader of a notorious drug racket during a raid in city's Jatrabari area last night.

The arrestee was identified as Md Billah Hossain, 45, son of late Md Hazrat Ali of Dogail Paschim Para village under Demra thana of the Dhaka city.

Confirming the matter, RAB-3 commanding officer Lt Col Arif Mohiuddin Ahmed told BSS today that acting on a tip-off, a team of RAB-3 conducted a sudden raid at Maniknagar-Golapbagh area under Jatrabari thana around 10.15 pm and arrested Billal from the spot.

During the time, RAB seized 172 bottles of phensedyl and one motorcycle from his possession, he added.

Senior Assistant Superintendent of Police (Media) of RAB-3 Farzana Haque said that the arrested confessed to the RAB about his involvement with drug business for long.

For a long time, he has been buying and selling phensedyl consignments from different border areas of the country and delivering those in different areas of the capital, she added.

"Multiple syndicates are involved with him. There are several cases, including drug cases filed against him with various police stations," she said.

He was handed over to the police of Jatrabari police station after interrogation, she said.

A case was filed with the police station concerned under the Narcotics Control Act, said the RAB official.




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