40 more ‘drug peddlers’ jailed in Rajshahi

Publish: 12:29 PM, July 12, 2018 | Update: 12:29:PM, July 12, 2018

RAJSHAHI  -Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested 40 more people here on Wednesday and they were sentenced to different terms of jail each by a mobile court on charge of taking drugs and drug peddling.

The elite force conducted raids in different areas of Rajshahi, Chapainawabganj and Joypurhat districts and arrested 45 people for their alleged involvement in drug trading or taking drugs. Regular case has been lodged against five of them.

The RAB sources said the force also seized 1.62 kilograms of heroin, 0.42 kilograms of ganja, 10 yaba tablets and 18 bottles of phensidyl and some other drugs-taking instruments from their possessions.

Later, the arrested persons were produced before a mobile court. After examining the evidences, the court sentenced 40 of them to jail.

Saiful Islam, assistant superintendent of police working with the RAB, said different courts sent more than 365 drug addicts to jail during the last 15 days.