1089 bottles of liquor, phensidyl seized in different districts; 14 held

At least 14 drug peddlers were arrested along with 1089 bottles of liquor and phensidyl from different places in Chandpur, Joypurhat, Thakurgaon and Brahmanbaria districts on Friday and Wednesday.

Police, in a drive on Friday morning, arrested three drug peddlers from Palbazar area of Chandpur district town.

The arrested are Shamsul Alam Babu, 40, of Nazirpara area and Delwar Hossain, 26, of town’s Gunrajdi area and Ashoke Saha, 45, of Daudkandi upazila of Comilla.

Police said, community police on suspicion intercepted a microbus and recovered 144 bottles of vodka and whisky kept in three cartons.

On information, police rushed in and arrested the three.

In Joypurhat, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested six drug peddlers from Pathuria and west Billah villages in Sadar upazila in the morning.

Acting on secret information, a team of RAB-5 conducted the drive and arrested the six along with 400 bottles of phensidyl syrup.

The arrested are Izadul, 38, Shamsuddin, 48, Russel, 32, Sirajul, 36, Sanwar, 30, of Sadar upazila and Rezaul Huq, 41, of Badalgachhi upazila in Naogaon district.

Another report from Thakurgaon adds: Police arrested three drug peddlers along with 36 bottles of phensidyl in town’s BSCIC area.

On secret information, police conducted a drive and arrested the three along with the contraband syrup and a motorcycle.

The arrested are Razikul Alam Mukul, son of Khalilur Rahman, Shafikul Islam Jani son of Abdul Jabber of Kalibari Mahalla and Maharaja Babul, son of Abul Kashem driver of Munshipara mahalla in the town.

Moreover in Brahmanbaria, members of RAB arrested two drug peddlers along with 509 bottles of phensidyl from Ashuganj west bazaar on Wednesday night.

Being tipped-off, a team of RAB-9 of Bhairab camp chased a Dhaka bound microbus coming from Habiganj and arrested the two with the phensidyl syrup.

The arrested are Sheikh Shaheed, 32, son of late Hamid of Sreenagar upazila of Munshiganj district and Ismail, 30, son of Ali Mia of Balushair village of Narsingdi district.

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