Police arrested 31 alleged drug traders and recovered various types of narcotic items from the city's Khilgaon areas on Saturday.
Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) conducted special anti-narcotics drives in Khilgaon areas, especially Taltola and Nani para areas, from 10:00am to 2:30pm.
During the drive, the law enforcers arrested 23 drug traders, who were wanted in six cases, and seven are listed drug traders of Khilgaon police station, while the other one named Sohel is wanted by Teknaf thana police in a drug related case, said Deputy Commissioner (Motihjeel Division) Anwar Hossain.
The police also detained seven more people suspecting them as drug takers and traders during the drive. If found innocent, they will be released after scrutiny, the DC (Motohjee) said, reports UNB.
The law enforcers also recovered 600 yaba tablets, 2 kgs hemp and 10 bottles of phensidyl during the drives.