A suspected drug dealer was arrested by the Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) from Dhaka’s Uttara area on Friday morning.
Rab said they recovered 992 bottles of contraband phensedyl from Md Sabbir, 23. He is the son of Sahab Uddin of Borabar village in Rupganj upazila of Naryanganj.
Rab-3 Commanding Officer Shafi Ullah Bulbul said they raided the north side of Abdullahpur-Ashulia Highway near Sluicegate Bus Terminal after 8am acting on a tip-off.
They arrested Sabbir and recovered 992 bottles of phensedyl from him, the Rab officer said.
During preliminary interrogation, Sabbir reportedly revealed that he is an active member of a drug dealing gang, Rab said.
He said he used to smuggle drugs from India through Chapainawabganj and supplied them to Dhaka and other districts, according to Rab.