Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members have detained 37 members of a mugging gang from different areas in the capital.
A team of Rab-3 detained the muggers after conducting simultaneous drives in Shahjahanpur, Motijheel, Mugda and Tejgaon areas on Saturday night, said Additional Superintendent of Police and staff officer (Media) Bashir Ahmed.
The elite force also seized sharp weapons and sedative sprays from their possession.
During primary questioning, the alleged gang members said they used to mug passengers at bus stands and railway stations in the city spraying sedatives on their face and brandishing sharp weapons.
Legal steps will be taken against the detainees, the officer added.