DMP arrests 47 for consuming, selling drugs in city

Published : 09 Jun 2023 09:32 PM

As part of the anti-drug drives in the capital, the members of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has arrested a total of 47 people on charges of selling and consuming drugs during the last 24 hours till 6am on Friday. 

According to a release issued by the DMP, police conducted these operations against the drug sellers and consumers in different areas under various police stations of the metropolis. They also detained a total of 47 drug traffickers and recovered huge drugs from their possessions from 6am of June 8 to 6 am today.

During the anti-drug raids, police seized 9,479 pieces of contraband yaba tablets, 153 grams and 391 puria (small packet of heroin, 42.150 kilograms of cannabis (ganja) and four bottles of locally made liquor from their possessions, the release added. 

Police filed 33 separate cases against the arrestees in these connections with respective police stations under the Narcotics Control Act.