The Department of Narcotics Control has arrested an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of police along with 3,198 pieces of yaba, a bottle of Phensidyl and TK 7,800 in Thikadarpara area of Rangpur, according to media reports.
The executive magistrate of Rangpur district Rahat bin Kutub said on secrete information, a team of law enforcers conducted a raid at a house on Station Road in Thikadarpara around 10:15 am with the help of the district drug control department and arrested the ASI.
The arrestee is identified as Maniruzzaman, working in Kurigram district.
Rahat bin Kutub said that he was later brought to the deputy commissioner's office and a case will be filed under the Narcotics Control Act in this regard.
It is learned that ASI Moniruzzaman was earlier suspended on charges of being involved in drug use and trafficking.