Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in different drives seized a firearm, a statue, 356 bottles of phensidyl and smuggled goods and arrested 10 people from different places of the region in the last two days.
Acting on a tip-off, the Rab members recovered the phensidyl bottles and arrested five people in separate drives at different parts of Dinajpur, Rangpur and Joypurhat districts.
The arrestees were identified as Tazul Islam, 27, Anwar Hossain, 30, and Hassan Ali, 22, of Joypurhat and Abdul Mannan, 27, of Dinajpur and Abul Mian, 45, of Rangpur.
The Rab members also arrested three alleged muggers from different places in Rangpur. They were Syed Shamsuddin, 35, Solaiman, 30, and Joynal Abedeen, 32, and recovered a revolver, a cellphone and other lethal weapons from their possession.
They also seized huge Indian smuggled goods worth about Tk 3 lakh from Kuthipara area under Charghat upazila in Rajshahi district and a statue that weighs 50 kg from the possession of one Abdur Rahim, 35.
In another drive, the Rab members arrested two persons, facing criminal cases, from Gopinathpur village under Akkelpur upazila in Joypurhat district. They were Babu Sarder, 33, and Johurul Islam Shukur, 37.