2 held with 74.60-kg ganja in Rangpur

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB)-13 arrested two alleged drug traders with 74.60 kilograms of ganja from Kashimpur area on the Rangpur-Dhaka highway in Mithapukur upazila of the district on Friday evening. “On a tip off, an operational team of the Crime Prevention Specialised Company (CPSC) of RAB-13 searched a private car there and seized the contraband ganja and three mobile phone sets and arrested them from the spot,” a press release said today.

During the raid, the elite force also seized the private car used for carrying ganja from the possession of the detainees.The arrested persons were identified as Jelina Akhter Jasmine, daughter of Md. Foyez Mian of village Chandrakhana and Md. Ashraful Haque, son of Md. Nazrul Haque of village Gojerkuthi in Phulbari upazila of Kurigram district.

During preliminary interrogation, the detainees admitted that they had been involved in drug trading in Rangpur and adjoining districts for a long time. “After filing a case in this connection, the elite force handed over the arrested persons to Mithapukur police station,” the release added.

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