Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in their separate drives arrested five alleged drug paddlers along with 3,152 Yaba tablets in the capital and Chittagong on Tuesday.
In the capital, the elite forced arrested three drug paddlers from Sabujbagh area in the morning and recovered 1,152 Yaba tablets from their possession.
Acting on a tip-off, a team of Rab-3 conducted a drive at Basabo Kadamtala under Sabujbagh Police Station around 10:10 am and held the drug pushers -- M Javed Hossain, 28, M Liton Miah, 27, and Sajal Hossain, 36.
The elite force also recovered 1,152 Yaba tablets from their possession.
During preliminary interrogation, the arrested revealed that they had long been involved in selling Yaba tablets at different parts of the capital.
In Chittagong, the crime busters arrested two drug traders along with 2,000 Yaba tablets from the city’s Muradpur area at noon.
The arrested were identified as Mohammad Shafiul, 50, son of late Fakir Ahmed of Uttar Rangamatia in Fatikchhari of the district, and Helal Uddin, 30, son of Abdul Mannan of Osmanganj in Charfasson upazila of Bhola.
Acting on secret information, a team of Rab-7 conducted a drive at ‘Hotel Jamal’ in the area and arrested the drug peddlers along with Yaba tablets.