Lalmonirhat 15 BGB captain Lt Col Touhidul Alam confirmed the matter.

According to locals and BGB sources, BGB men arrested a drug peddler with 2.5kg of cannabis and seized his motorcycle around 9:30pm on Friday.

He was taken to Lohakuchi BGB camp from where he fled in handcuffs around 4:00am on Saturday.

BGB men are trying to find the fugitive, said Col Touhidul Alam.