Law enforcers, in special drives arrested 22 people including nine drug traders from different areas of Dinajpur district in last 12-hour ending at 8 am Saturday morning.
Law enforcers also seized 86 pieces of Pethidine injection, 200 pieces of Yaba tablets and 122 bottles of Phensidyl during the drives.
Police said they were picked up from different areas of the district on different charges.
During the drives, Dinajpur Sadar police arrested four suspects including three drug traders with 86 pieces of Pethidine injection, Biral Thana police arrested two, Birganj Thana police arrested three, Kaharole Thana police arrested one person, Chirirbandar Thana police arrested two people, Bochaganj Thana police arrested two, Nawabganj Thana police arrested two drug traders, Birampur Thana police arrested two and Ghoraghat Thana police arrested one drug trader with 72 bottles of Phensidyl.
Several cases, including charges of subversive activities, are pending with different police stations against the arrestees, the sources added.
Meanwhile, members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in a drive detained three drug pedlars with 50 bottles of Phensidyl and 200 pieces of Yaba tablets around 11 pm from Hili Railway Station in Hakimpur upazila of the district, BSS reported.
Later, the detained persons were handed over to the Hakimpur Thana police, BGB said.
The arrestees were sent to jail.
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