A fugitive drug dealer wanted in several drugs-related cases has been arrested in Natore district, police said on Wednesday.
Mohammad Arif, who went into hiding last month, was nabbed by the Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police on Tuesday night from Atua area of Boroigram police station in the district,
Arif faces several drug-related cases filed with different police stations in capital Dhaka, said Additional Deputy Commissioner of the DMP (media) Iftakhairul Islam.
Earlier on August 23 police detectives arrested a female drug dealer known as Parvin along with 220 grams heroin (brown sugar) from Rayer Bazar area of Mohammadpur in the city, Iftakahirul said.
He said police investigation found that Arif was owner of the recovered heroin.
A case was filed with Mohammadpur Police station in connection with recovery of heroin in which Arif was also shown as an accused. Since then Arif was in hiding.
Police claimed that Arif has long been a wholesale heroin dealer bringing in the drug from the bordering areas of Rajshahi for sale in Dhaka city and elsewhere in the country.