Police on Wednesday dug up 2,306 bottles of banned drug phensedyl, which had allegedly been buried by drug dealers in Barisal Colony of Chittagong city.
Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP) Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) (South) Shah Md Abdur Rauf told Dhaka Tribune: “By putting a sack containing the drugs into a drum and burying it underground, the drug dealers had attempted to avoid detection by law enforcement officials. However, police dug out the holes and recovered 2,306 bottles of phensedyl.”
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Despite the haul of phensedyl, none were arrested during the raid on May 3, 2017 Dhaka Tribune
During the raid, which began at 4am, police recovered the phensedyl from 11 sacks that had been buried throughout Barisal Colony. However, none were arrested, the ADC said.
Barisal Colony is located behind Chittagong Railway Station. The area is known to be prone to crime and allegedly contains multiple dens of drug dealers.
RAB detains man with 27,550 yaba pills
Meanwhile, a team of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB-7) arrested a youth in possession of 27,550 pieces of yaba pills from Chittagong city’s Bahaddarhat area also on early Wednesday.
RAB-7 Assistant Director Mimtanur Rahman said a RAB team detained one Juel Kha, 29, at the Bahaddarhat intersection area after receiving a tip-off. The team allegedly recovered the yaba pills when conducting a body search.
Juel was travelling towards Dhaka with the pills, Mimtanur claimed, adding that the culprit had been handed over to Bahaddarhat police station.