Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested 51 people during anti-drug operations in different areas of the capital in 24 hours till 6am on Saturday.
Detective Branch (DB) and local police station conducted drives separately from 6am on Friday and arrested the 51 people for carrying and consuming the illegal drugs.
During the drive, 13,518 pieces of yaba pills, 384.6 grams of heroin, 6.77 kgs of cannabis and 107 bottles of phensedyl were recovered from the possession of the 51 detainees.
A total of 37 cases were filed with local police stations against the arrestees in connection with recovery of the illegal drugs.
Among the recovered contraband Yaba pills, 12,000 pieces yaba tablets were recovered and one alleged drug dealer was arrested by the DB police from Bangshal area on Friday.
Additional Deputy Commissioner of DB (Lalbagh Division) Md Saifur Rahman Azad said based on a secret information a team of DB ( Kotwali Zone) arrested Md. Ershad Alam Shant (34) conducting raid in Nazim Uddin Road area and recovered the yaba pills consignment from his possession.
During primary interrogation, the arrestee Md. Ershad Alam Shant (34) revealed that he has brought the yaba consignment from Cox’s Bazar frontier to supply it to drug dealers in Dhaka city, he said.
A case was filed with Jatrabari police station in connection with the incident.
In another drive, Jatrabari Thana Police arrested four alleged drug dealers along with 100 bottles phenedyl and four kg hemp from Kotobkhali area on Dhaka Chattagram Road on Friday.
The arrested drug dealers are-- Md. Masum, Md. Monir Hossain alias Banu, Md. Babu and Rumon.
A separate case was filed with the police station in this connection.
Source: United News of Bangladesh