Day 5 of special-drive: 1,319 arrested in 24 hours
Police arrested 1,319 people on various charges in 24 hours till 6:00pm today as part of their 15-day special drive.
A total of 2,226 drives were conducted across the country during that period, according to the database of Police Headquarters (PHQ).
A total of 405 cases were filed against the arrestees, Md Monzur Rahman, assistant inspector general of PHQ, told The Daily Star.
In the past 24 hours as well, Dhaka Metropolitan Police arrested 255 people. Since December 1, DMP has arrested a total of 757 people, according to a notification.
During the nationwide special drive, police also recovered two firearms; around 25,207 pieces of Yaba and 200 kilogrammes of marijuana; 481 bottles of Phensedyl and local firearms and liquor bottles, added AIG Monzur.
Earlier on Sunday, the fourth day of the special drive, police arrested 1356 people, conducted 2,321 drives, and filed 358 cases against the arrestees, said the PHQ official.
On November 29, PHQ directed field-level officials to carry out a 15-day special drive across the country to prevent any "untoward incident ahead of Victory Day".