The members of different law enforcement agencies arrested 487 drug traders and traffickers and seized huge quantity of drugs and narcotics substances during August, September and October in the district,BSS reports.
Police Super (SP) of Rangpur Md Mizanur Rahman disclosed the information while addressing at a press conference arranged at his conference in the city on Sunday. “Of them, police arrested 468 drug traffickers and traders and seized 685 bottles phensidyl, 63.98 kilogram ganja, 4,332 litres fermented liquor, 44 gram heroin, 4,457 pieces Yaba tablets, 570 litres ‘tari’ and 20 litres rectified spirit,” he said.
Besides, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) -13 and Drugs and Narcotics Control Department arrested 19 drug traders and traffickers and seized 225 bottles phensidyl, 1.50 kilogram ganja, 227 litres fermented liquor, 12 gram heroin, 4,539 pieces Yaba tablets and 100 litres ‘tari’ during the period, the SP said.
“The drug traders and traffickers were arrested along with drugs and narcotics substances from their possessions during the period under the ongoing anti-drug drives,” he said.
The SP said that the district police would continue to show zero tolerance in curbing trafficking and trading of drugs to free the society from curses of drugs and save the younger generations from the clutches of drug abuse.