Drug peddler held with firearms, Yaba in Barguna

Members of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested a drug dealer and recovered firearms, bullets and yaba tablets from Amtali area in the Barguna district town on Sunday morning, reports BSS.

The arrested identified, as Kawsar, 40, is a resident of Post office road area in the district town. Acting on a secret information, a RAB team led by Senior ASP Shoyeb Ahmed Khan operated a drive at Kawsar’s residence at about 5 am and arrested him in procession of a country-made pistol, three round bullets and 200 pieces of Yaba tablets, said Patuakhali camp commander of RAB-8 and Additional SP Md Raish Uddin.

Later, he was handed over to Amtali thana police. Abul Bashar, OC of Amtali thana, said 14 cases already are under investigation against Kawsar. At least 5 members of his family are involved in illegal drug business and several cases have been lodged against them with Amtali thana in this connections.