Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested five alleged drug dealers from Bangshal area in the city and recovered 14,000 pieces of contraband yaba pills from their possession on early Tuesday.
The arrestees were identified as Nadim Mahmud, Md. Imran Hossain, Md. Sabuj Hawlader, Md. Mehedi Hasan and Md. Jamal Uddin.
Based on secret information, a team of Organized Crime and Car Theft Prevention Team of DB (Lalbagh Division) conducted a driver at Siddique Bazar of Bangshal at around 2:35 am and arrested the five alleged drug dealers, said Assistant Commissioner (AC) of DB (Lalbagh division) Madhusudan Das.
A total of 14,000 pieces yaba tablets and a private car, which was used in transporting the yaba consignments, were also recovered from the possession of the arrested five drug dealers, he said.
The detectives had information that some drug dealers were selling yaba in a private car on North South Road of Shaheed Nazrul Islam Sarani in Siddique Bazar area under Bangshal Police Station. Based on the secret information, Nadeem, Imran, Sabuj, Mehedi and Jamal were arrested while they were trying to escape after sensing the presence of police during the operation.
During the preliminary interrogation, Madhusudan said the arrestees revealed that they used to collect yaba from the border area of Teknaf in Cox's Bazar district and sell those contraband tablets in different areas including Dhaka metropolitan city.
A case was registered with the Bangshal police station under Narcotics Control Act, the AC added.