7 drug peddlers held in Rajshahi
Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested seven alleged drug peddlers in Rajshahi and three of them were sentenced to different terms of jail each by a mobile court on charge of taking drugs and drug trading.
Acting on tip-offs, the elite force conducted drives in different areas of Rajshahi, Naogaon and Joypurhat districts yesterday and arrested the people for their alleged involvement in drug trading or taking drugs.
The RAB officials said they also seized 195 pieces of yaba tablets, 50 bottles of foreign wine, 140 grammes of ganja, 22 bottles of alcohol and some other drugs-taking instruments from their possession.
Later, the arrested were produced before three separate mobile courts.
After examining the evidences, the mobile courts sentenced three of them to jail. One of them was fined Tk 5,000 and regular cases were filed against three other detainees.
Saiful Islam, assistant superintendent of police working with RAB, said different courts sent more than 110 drug addicts to jail during the last week.