A local Jubo League leader was arrested in a decoy operation reportedly while selling Yaba pills in the city’s Shalbagan area on Sunday afternoon.
The arrestee is Shamim Hossain, son of Moslem Uddin of Natunpara area in Poba upazila and general secretary of ward-18 (North) Jubo League in the city.
Raju Ahmed, sub-inspector of Chandrima Police Station, said Shamim had long been involved in Yaba peddling.
Based on the information, police contacted him to buy Yaba and asked him to come to Shalbagan area in the afternoon.
As Shamim turned up, they caught him red-handed while he was selling Yaba to them, Raju said, adding that they recovered 36 contraband pills from his possession.
Contacted, city Jubo League President Ramjan Ali said they will look into the matter. “Organisational action will be taken against Shamim if he is found to be involved in Yaba business.”unb