Police in separate drives in Dhamrai, Manikganj and Faridpur on Friday night and early yesterday arrested four alleged members of a gang of inter-district motorcycle thieves, including the ringleader.
Police also recovered five stolen motorcycles, 1,300 packets of heroin, and other stolen valuables from their possession.
Saidur Rahman, additional superintendent of Police (Dhaka-North) in a press briefing at Dhamrai Police Station said the arrestees were involved in various criminal activities including motorcycle theft in different districts. A few motorcycles were stolen from Dhamrai in the last couple of days, prompting the law enforcers to investigate.
The arrestees were identified as Nazmul Hassan Munna (25), Selim Hossen (35), Badsha Farazi (28) and Badsha’s brother Robiul Farazi.
Munna is the ring leader of the group, Saidur said.
The arrestees were sent to a Dhaka court, seeking a seven-day remand prayer, he added.