Police with the help of locals bring out an anti-drug procession at Batiaghata upazila in Khulna yesterday to raise social awareness against drug abuse.Photo: STAR
The Department of Narcotics Control (DNC) on Friday night arrested three people including a film actress and a model with 12 pieces of Yaba tablet in the capital's Pallabi.
The arrestees are film actress Yasmin Shikdar Mou, model Bipasha Akhter Munni, and their friend Kaisarul Islam, a first-year student of Mirpur College.
DNC Assistant Director Fazlur Rahman told The Daily Star that acting on a tip-off a team of DNC officials raided Mou's rented flat at Rupnagar Housing at Pallabi at around 10:30pm and arrested the three with the banned drug.
The DNC official said the detainees addicted to Yaba were engaged in peddling it.
However, talking to journalists at the DNC office the arrestees admitted to taking Yaba but denied peddling the banned drug.
DNC Lalbagh Circle Inspector Khandaker Iqbal Hossain filed a case with Pallabi Police Station in this connection.