DMP arrests 54 for selling, consuming drugs in city

Members of the Detective Branch (DB) of DhakaMetropolitan Police (DMP) in several anti-drug campaigns arrested 54 peopleon charges of selling and consuming drugs during the last 24 hours till 6amtoday.The DB in association with local police carried out the drives simultaneouslyat different parts of the metropolis from 6am of August 26 to 6am today,according to a DMP release.In those separate anti-drug raids, police seized huge drugs from theirpossession.During the anti-drug campaigns, police seized 10,200 pieces of contrabandyaba tablets, 12 grams of heroin, 95.900 kilograms of cannabis (ganja), 120bottles of phensedyl syrup and 10 litres of locally-made liquor from theirpossession, the release added.Police filed 39 separate cases against the arrestees in these connectionswith respective police stations under the Narcotics Control Act.

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