A Dhaka court on Thursday remanded three private university students who were arrested over seizure of ‘Hash Brownies’, an edible cannabis product that from the outside looks no different from any other chocolate cake or pastry product.
Court of Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Shahinur Rahman passed the order during a hearing after Investigation officer of the case Sub-Inspector Julhas Uddin prayed for 7-day remand after producing the accused before court.
The remanded students are Kafil Owara Rafid from American International University of Bangladesh, Kazi Risalat Hossain from Advanced Professionals in Dhanmondi and Saiful Islam Saif from University of Development Alternative.
From the defendant’s side advocate Samia Ara Mina and Abu Sayem appealed for bail and cancellation of remand while the states side opposed.
After hearing both sides the court passed the order.
On Wednesday night, a team of DB police arrested the students from the city's Mohammadpur and Paltan area and a case was filed in this connection with the Mohammadpur police station.
According to DB, they were tipped off about a cake laced with Marijuana being peddled by syndicates in the city. Police arrested Rafid and Saif from Shahjahan road in Mohammadpur during a raid.
Eighteen pieces of Hash Brownies were seized from them, said police.
Later, following their information police arrested Risalat with twelve pieces of cake from an apartment in the city's Paltan area.
With cannabis incorporated in the ingredients, these edibles are a potent way of getting 'high' without smoking.