Law enforcers, in special drives arrested 73 suspects including five drug pedlars from eight upazilas of Satkhira district in last 12-hour ending at 8:00am on Monday morning.
Law enforcers also recovered 301 pieces of contraband yaba pills and 20 grams of cannabis during the drives.
Sources with the district police said they were picked up from different areas of the district.
Meanwhile, members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in a drive detained a drug pedlar along with 180 pieces of yaba tablets from Assasuni Thana.
Later, the detainee was handed over to the Assasuni Thana police, RAB said.
The arrested are accused in several cases, including charges of subversive activities, filed with different police stations in the district, reports BSS.
All of the detainees were sent to jail.
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