26 drug peddlers jailed in Rajshahi

26 drug peddlers jailed in Rajshahi

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A Mobile court on Satuday sentenced 26 drug  peddlers to different jail terms on charge of taking drugs and drug trading in the district. Earlier Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has arrested 29 persons for their alleged involvement in drug dealing. Of them, 26 were sentenced to jail from six months to one year terms each by the mobile court.
The elite force arrested 29 people conducting a drive in Guripara area under Kasiadanga Police Station in Rajshahi city on Saturday.The RAB officials here today said they also seized 262 grams of ganja and some other drugs-taking instruments from their possession.
Later, the arrestees were produced before the mobile court. After examining  the evidences, the court sentenced 10 of them to jail for one year each and 16 others to six months each. Three other arrested persons were fined Taka500, Taka 1,000 and Taka 2,000 respectively.
Saiful Islam, assistant superintendent of police working at RAB, said different courts sent more than 456 drug addicts to jail during the last 18 days, reports BSS from Rajshahi.

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