Police in separate drives arrested four drug peddlers and recovered 2,558 yaba pills, Tk 1 lakh, and liquor in Barishal city on Friday night.
Barishal Metropalitan Police disclosed the details at a press conference yesterday. Additional Commissioner Sisim Chakma told journalists that police arrested Asma Akter Rubina and Sumon Mridha from Lechu Saha area and recovered 2,500 yaba pills and Tk 1 lakh from them.
They also arrested Maidul Islam Rifat from Medical College area -- with 58 yaba pills -- and Khokon Mridha, who was carrying a bottle of liquor illegally.
During interrogation, the arrestees confessed that they were involved in drug peddling, said Sisim Chakma.
The arrestees were produced before a court and were sent to jail in four cases, filed with Kotwali Police Station.