17 May 2024, 15:18

Five drug peddlers held in city

DHAKA, May 17, 2024 (BSS)- Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in a drive
arrested five drug peddlers, including its prime suspect, of a drug trading
group from the city's Shampur area last night.

The arrested are identified as prime suspect M Lipu, 50, Zintu Dali, 48, M
Nazrul Islam, 42, M Akash, 31, and M Maidul Hasan, 28. All of them are hailed
from Shampur area in the capital and Munshiganj district.

During the drive, the elite force team also recovered 123 bottles of
phensidyl from their possession.

Acting on a tip-off, a smart contingent of the RAB-3 arrested the ring leader
Lipu along with his four cohorts while conducting the drive in Shampur thana
area around 10 pm on Thursday, said M Shamim Hossen, assistant police super
and staff officer of the RAB-3.

During the primary interrogation, the RAB found that Lipu was the main
suspect of the drug peddling group who were involved with trading of
contraband drugs like phensidyl in different areas including the capital
after procuring those from the border areas of Cumilla and Ukhiya of Cox's
Bazar districts for long.
Necessary legal actions have been taken against them, the RAB official added.




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