Kurigram, Sept 20 (UNB) - Police arrested 49 people, accused in various criminal cases, in special drives between Thursday midnight and Friday morning.
Twenty-six contraband yaba pills and 305g heroin were also seized during the drives.
Kurigram police chief Mohammad Mohibul Islam Khan said 12 of those arrested were wanted criminals.
He urged the general people to assist police in tackling the drug menace.
“The general people should come forward to stop drug peddlers from using the Kurigram route,” the police officer said.