The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested 72 people in the city in a regular anti-narcotics drive for selling and consuming illegal drugs.
Different police stations under DMP conducted the drive and arrested the suspected offenders from different areas of the capital in the last 24 hours ending at 6:00am on Thursday.
The drive in various places of the capital seized 1,810 pieces of yaba, 412 grams of heroin, and 20.5 kilogrammes of cannabis, five cans of beers with some other drug items, according to a DMP statement.
A total of 47 cases were filed under the Narcotic Control Act against the suspects with the concerned police stations in the city.
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