Rapid Action Battalion (RAB-13) arrested two alleged drug traders and two notorious thieves with huge drugs, a stolen motorcycle and other goods from different areas in Rangpur on Wednesday last night.
“An operational team of the Crime Prevention Specialised Company of RAB-13 from its battalion headquarters attained the success in two separate raids conducted at Rampura Mohantapara and Ranipukur areas in the district,” a press release said today. In the first raid, the elite force arrested drug traders Rabiul Islam, 32, and Anisur Rahman Sujan, 30, of Dhap Kotkipara area under Kotwali Thana of Rangpur Metropolitan Police from Rampura Mohantapara area in the city.
The elite force also seized 480 pieces of Yaba tablets, three mobile phone sets, four SIM cards and Taka 13,860 in cash earned from selling drugs from their possessions.
In the second raid, the elite force arrested two members of an organised gang of inter-district thieves and recovered a lifted motorcycle, three mobile phone sets and two SIM cards from Ranipukur area under Mithapukur upazila of the district.
The arrested thieves were identified as Shariful Islam Suman, 25, of village Rajkhonda under Phulbari upazila of Dinajpur and Moktarul, 35, of village Chengmari undr Mithapukur upazila of Rangpur.
“After filing two separate cases in these connections against the arrested persons, the elite force handed them over to Kotwali Thana and Mithapukur Thana respectively today,” the release added.