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55 held in anti-drug drives

WT24 Desk

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested 55 people on charges of selling and consuming drugs during special anti-narcotics drives in the capital in the last 24 hours till 6:00 am Friday, UNB reports.

Detective Branch of the DMP started the drives at 6:00 am on Thursday.

During the drives, police also recovered 10,543 pieces of contraband Yaba tablets, 1.353 kgs of heroin, 2.395 kgs hemp and 30 ampules of sedatives from their possessions, said DMP Deputy Commissioner (Media) Masudur Rahman.

A total of 39 cases under the Narcotics Control Act were filed with different police stations, he added.

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