According to RAB, two persons were arrested from Tongi in Gazipur with more than 2.5 kg of heroin.
RAB 1 Assistant Director Company Commander. Morshedul Hasan said they were caught setting up a checkpost on the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway in front of the CDL building of Tongi East police station on Wednesday evening.
They are- Chapainawabganj Sadar Upazila Laxmipur Jamadarpara area Mohammad Abdur Rahim’s son. Mosharraf (26) and Laxmipur Khan Saheb Para area Rezaul Khan’s son. Tariqul Islam (23).
RAB officer Morshedul said the RAB detectives stepped up surveillance after receiving information that members of the drug trafficking ring were coming from Chapainawabganj to the capital Dhaka via Gazipur with a large consignment of heroin. Two persons were arrested along with a truck loaded with rice sacks at a check post at around 6 pm.
“Two kilograms and 830 grams of heroin, three mobile phones and Rs 3,300 were seized from the truck,” he said.
The RAB official said in the preliminary interrogation information that they were active members of an organized drug trafficking ring. Their other accomplices smuggled heroin into the country through the border areas of Chapainawabanj district. Later, it was supplied to drug dealers all over the country including the capital Dhaka in various goods vehicles.
He said Musharraf was a truck driver. He has long been involved in the drug trade and drug trafficking. Musharraf has already admitted to delivering 12-14 consignments of drugs to Dhaka and surrounding districts. And Tariqul Islam worked as his collaborator. Tariqul lives as a truck driver’s assistant. They have admitted that they get 20-25 thousand rupees for each shipment of drugs.