Our Correspondent, Barishal – Two suspected drug peddler, one of whom is an elected member of a local government institution, have been arrested in Barishal district, police said on Thursday.
The lawmen picked up Mozammel Huq Chowdhury, member of ward No-9 of Sharikal Union Parishad and his associate Robiul Islam with 48 thousand taka in cash, officer Tawhiduzzaman said.
Mozammel is also ward-level leader of the ruling Awami League party.
Police said they recovered 11 Yaba sedative pills when they searched the home of Rabiul.
A case has been filed under Narcotic Control Act and the suspects were sent to Barishal central jail on Thursday.