Over 2kg of cannabis and 482 yaba pills were seized during the drive
Police have detained 87 people, including 24 drug dealers, in a drive in Khulna.
A law-enforcement team conducted the drive from around 8am on Monday till around 8am on Tuesday.
Police sized over 2kg of cannabis and 482 yaba tablets during the drive.
Khulna police station Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Md Anisur Rahman said: “We detained 18 drug traders in the drive conducted in nine areas of the district.
"Over 2kg of cannabis and 314 yaba pills were recovered from the arrestees. Ten anti-narcotics cases were filed in this regard."
He said they also arrested 57 criminals who were wanted in different cases.
Khulna Special Branch Officer-in-Charge BM Shahjahan told the Dhaka Tribune: "Thirty-six people, including six drug dealers, were detained from eight other areas.”
“Some 168 yaba pills and five bottles of phensedyl were seized during the raid. Six cases were filed against the drug dealers,” he added.