Rapid Action Battalion detained a drug pedlar and seized around one kilogram heroin from his possession in Joypurhat Sadar yesterday.
The detainee, Abdul Hamid Sarkar, 40, hailing from Nagaon, has been running drug racket across the country since long, a press release issued by the Rab headquarters said today.
Acting on a tip-off, a Rab team-5 conducted a raid in a Dhaka-bound passenger bus of Salma Enterprise on Dhamrai-Joypurhat road around 10:30pm on the day and detained him.
Following Sarkar’s confessional statement, the Rab members recovered the heroin from tool box of the bus, said the press release.
The detainee smuggled the narcotics items from India, added the press release.