Cox's Bazar, April 11
Two Bangladeshi Arakanese women have been arrested for dealing in heroin
Two Bangladeshi Arakanese women
were arrested by police in Cox'sbazar, a southern
district town of
Acting on a tip-off, the narcotic control team raided the women's houses in the area, recovered the heroin, and arrested them, police sources said.
But one woman escaped from custody when they were sent to the police department.
The heroin weighed about 5 grams. However the narcotic department believes that the drug traffickers behind the operation are in possession of a much larger among of heroin.
According to police sources, the two women have been involved in heroin-dealing for many years, working with the leaders of trafficking rings of the Cox'sbazar area.
Police are now searching
for clues relating to other criminals involved in the heroin trade, and are
seeking to discover the route which the drugs flow into
Bangladeshi authorities have never stated the origin of the drug route, even though they have often seized a number drug from the areas.
A local Arakanese
community source has stated that as Arakanese people
are becoming poorer every day at present in
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