Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in a drive arrested three suspected drug traders along with 75kg hemp from Puratoli Bazar under Khilkhet Police Station on Monday night.
The arrestees are Md Shahidul Islam, 35, hailing from Jhalakathi, Md Humayun, 45, and Md Jamal Hossain, 36, hailing from Brahmanbaria.
Being informated that a consignment of hemp was being taken to the capital from Brahmanbaria on a pick-up van, a team of Rab set up a check-post in the area around 9:30pm, said a press release.
When the pick-up reached near the chec-kpost, the team gave its driver a signaled to stop around 10:40 pm.
Sensing danger, the drug traders tried to flee the scene.
However, the team managed to detain them and recovered the hemp from inside the pickup van.unb