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7 July, 2018 00:00 00 AM
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21 ‘drug peddlers’ jailed in Rajshahi

BSS

RAJSHAHI: Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested 21 people here yesterday and they were sentenced to different terms of jail each by a mobile court on charge of taking drugs and its paddling, reports BSS.

Teams of the elite force conducted raids in different areas of Rajshahi, Chapainawabganj, Natore and Joypurhat districts and arrested 28 people for their alleged involvement in drug trading or taking drugs.

Three of them were fined Taka 13,000 and regular cases were filed against four others. RAB officials yesterday said the teams also seized 3.590 kilograms of hemp, 20 yaba pills, 191 bottles of phensidyl and 1,000 liters of local liquor and some drugs-taking instruments from their possessions.

Later, the arrestees were produced before a mobile court. After examining the circumstantial evidences, the court sentenced 21 of them to jail.

Saiful Islam, Assistant Superintendent of Police working at RAB, said different courts sent more than 310 drug addicts to jail after they were found guilty during last 12 days.

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