Members of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) detained two persons who they called top drug dealers from Kafrul area of the capital with 16,100 pieces of yaba and taka 588,000 in cash on Wednesday evening, BSS reports.
RAB-4 assistant director (OPS) Ziaur Rahman Chowdhury told BSS that, a team of RAB-4 raided the ground floor of the six-storey building in Mirpur-13 of Kafrul Police Station around 6:30 pm yesterday and arrested Jahidul Islam Sumon alias Sumon Khan, 35 and Mosammat Rehena, 33.
The RAB official further told BSS that the market value of the seized yaba was around Tk 5.6 million.
He also said the arrestees were involved in a drug syndicate and were professional drug dealers.
There are several cases in their name in different police stations of the capital.
During the primary interrogation, they admitted that they had been buying yaba from Cox’s Bazar district for a long time by mutual agreement and selling it to dealers and retail drug dealers in different areas of the capital including Kafrul, Pallabi and Mirpur, said the official.
After the interrogation, the arrested drug dealers were handed over to Kafrul police station of DMP.
Legal action has been taken against them in this regard, the official added.