A Dhaka court today placed five policemen on a five-day remand in a case filed over narcotics peddling.
Metropolitan Magistrate Kanak Barua passed the order while the arrestees were present before the court.
The five arrested policemen are- constables of APBn-1 (Armed Police Battalion) Prashanto Mondol, Jahangir Alam, Md Rony, Shariful Islam and Masud Ahmed Miazi, assistant sub-inspector of Gulshan Police Station.
According to the case statement, four policemen seized 522 yaba tablets while they were on duty at Gulshan-Gudaraghat area on September 11.
The policemen possessed the pills and planned to sell it instead of submitting the narcotics to their respective police stations.
Abu Zafor, sub-inspector of APBn-1, informed concerned authorities after he found Constable Prashanto along with other police officers were preparing a packet of yaba for sale.
Police arrested the duo first and later three others after receiving more information.
Abu Zafor also filed a case against the five policemen under Narcotics Control Act 2018 with the Uttara police station.