Police, in special drives from Sunday night to this morning, arrested 48 persons including three activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and seven drug traders from different areas of the district.
Law enforcers also recovered 407 bottles of Phensidyl syrup and 200 pieces of Yaba tablets during the drives.
Police officials familiar with the drives today said the arrestees were picked up on various charges.
During the drives, Dinajpur Sadar police arrested 16 persons including three activists of Jamaat-E-Islami and three drug traders with 98 bottles of Phensidyl syrup and 200 pieces of Yaba tablets, Hakimpur police arrested six persons including four drug traders with 309 bottles of Phensidyl syrup, Birganj police five, Birampur police four, Parbatipur police two, Kaharole police four, Ghoraghat police two, Phulbari police three, Biral Police two and Bochaganj police arrested four persons.
Several cases, including charges of subversive activities, are pending with different police stations against the arrested persons, they added.
The arrested people were sent to jail, reports BSS form Dinajpur.