Three drug peddlers get life
Three drug peddlers were awarded life term imprisonment by a Dhaka court on Monday for possessing 2,300 bottles of phensidyl in 2005.
Judge Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman of the Special Judge Court-5 of Dhaka delivered the judgement on Monday.
The lifers are Omar Faruque alias Farurque, Md Khokon and Md Anwar Hossain.
The court also fined them Tk 50,000 each, in default,they are to suffer one year more in prison.
Another convict Md Jamal alias Rony was given two years' rigorous imprisonment for the same offence. He was also fined Tk 10,000, in failing he will suffer six months more in jail.
Of the convicts, Omar is still at large while three others were present at the court during the verdict announcement.
The case statements are that a team of Narcotics Control Department raided at a house of Haji Babla at Nilkhet in the city's Dhanmondi at around 7:00pm on February 9 of 2005. The team arrested Md Jamal alias Rony with five bottles of phensidyl.
After getting information from him, the team also seized 2,295 bottles which were in possession of three others -- Omar, Khokon and Anwar.
Later a case under Narcotics Control Act was filed against the four with Dhanmondi Police Station. After an investigation, the Narcotics Control Department pressed charges against them on April 25, 2005.