Police arrested 13, 942 people and filed 9,821 cases in the capital city during an eight-month special drive against illegal narcotics until August 30, a senior official said on Sunday.
Teams from city’s police stations were joined by detectives from Dhaka Metropolitan Police conducted the drive, said Additional Deputy Commissioner (Media) of the DMP Iftekhairul Islam quoting from statistics.
The crackdown saw the recovery of different types of drugs, including 5,898 kgs hemp, 61.66kg heroin, 31,67,723 pieces contraband yaba pills, 44,426 cans bear, 40,554 bottles of phensidyle,13746 ample injections,3746 bottles foreign wine, 6,718 litres of local wine, opium 10 kg, snake venom four pounds and other contraband drugs and items during the period from January 1 this year, Iftekhairul said.
He said the highest number of 2192 people were nabbed in January, while lowest 1333 people were arrested in April.
The highest number of cases, 1532, was recorded in January, while the lowest came in April with 947 cases were filed at different police stations.