DMP arrests 50 for selling, consuming drugs in city

The members of the Detective Branch (DB) of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) in several anti-drug campaign arrested a total of 50 people on charges of selling and consuming drugs during the last 24 hours till 6am today.The DB in association with local police carried out the drives simultaneously at different parts of the metropolis from 6am of July 20 to 6am today, according to a DMP release. In those separate anti-drug raids, police seized huge drugs from their possessions.During the anti-drug campaign, police seized 11,472 pieces of contraband yaba tablets, 40 grams and 80 puria (small packet) of heroin, 28.990 kilograms of cannabis (ganja) and 400 bottles of phensidyl syrup from their possessions, the release added.Police filed 33 separate cases against the arrestees in these connections with respective police stations under the Narcotics Control Act.

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