Liquor factory unearthed at Hazaribagh, 69 detained
Police conducted anti narcotics drive at Ganaktuli of capital’s Hazaribagh area. 69 suspected people including 9 women were detained during the drive. Police have unearthed a liquor factory in the area.
Several thousand police members led by a Deputy Commissioner conducted the drive and began to search the homes and shops in the area on Sunday morning.
Police had information of drug trading at the sweeper colony of the area. The drive was conducted upon the information, police said.
But police said legal steps will be taken against the detained persons after scrutinize.
Law enforcing agencies are conducting operation on Sunday as part of their continued anti narcotics drive in Dhaka. Dhaka Metropolitan Police conducted the drive at Ganaktuli area from 11 am on Sunday.
DMP Media and Public Relations department said, the drive at the sweeper colony of Ganaktuli was conducted as part of the country wide anti narcotics drive.
Moreover, 52 people were detained in a drive conducted at the Gulshan Karail and Kamalapur TT para slums that began at around 8:30 pm on Saturday. Total two thousand police members took part in the operation. 30 thousand pieces of yaba, one maund marijuana and huge quantity of local liquor and phensedyles were recovered during the drives. DMP termed it as ‘Rush Drive’.
Chief of DMP’s Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime Unit Monirul Islam said, the way the anti militant drive was conducted, in the same way the drive is going on against drug traders and users and it will continue. Drugs will be eradicated as like militants.
Earlier on Saturday Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) conducted a drive at the Bihari camp in capital’s Mohammadpur area and detained more than 150 people. RAB media wing director Mufti Mahmud led the drive. RAB dog squad was also used in the operation.
Anti narcotic drive is going on throughout the country. Over one thousand people were arrested and about 50 drug traders were killed in gunfights so far during the ongoing drive.