Law enforcers, in special drives arrested 16 suspects including eight drug traders from different areas of Dinajpur district in last 12-hour ending at 8 am Friday morning.
Law enforcers also seized 350 litres of locally-made liquor and 250 bottles of contraband 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 people including two drug traders with 350 litres of locally-made liquor, Birganj Thana police arrested two people, Birampur Thana police arrested two drug traders, Nawabganj Thana police arrested two, Chirirbandar Thana police arrested two, Ghoraghat Thana police arrested one drug trader with 50 bottles of Phensidyl and Hakimpur Thana police arrested another drug trader.
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 two drug pedlars with 200 bottles of Phensidyl around 11 pm from Hili Railway Station in Hakimpur upazila of the district, BSS reported.
Later, the detainees were handed over to the Hakimpur Thana police, BGB said.
The arrested suspects were sent to jail.
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