Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) have arrested two drug peddlers along with Ice, also known as Crystal Meth, weighting about 5.5 kilograms worth Taka 12 crore in a raid from city's Jatrabari area.
The arrested are Khokon, 33, the main leader of 'Ice Drug Syndicate' and one of his associates, Md Rafiq, 32.
Director of the Legal and Media Wing of RAB Commander Khandaker Al Moin said this at a press briefing held at RAB Media Center in city's Karwan Bazar area today.
Being informed, an elite team of RAB-15, with the help of RAB headquarters' detective branch, raided the area and nabbed the duo with those illegal drugs in the early hours of today.
It was the biggest consignment of the Ice in the country, RAB sources said.
RAB Commander Khandaker Al Moin said the estimated market value of the drug is about Taka 12 crore.
They also seized a foreign-made pistol, five bullets, two mobile phones, three local and foreign SIM cards and cash Taka 20,000.
Legal action will be taken in this regard, Moin added.
Crystal methamphetamine is mainly a nerve stimulant and its consumption increases hormonal arousal a thousand times more than usual. The drug also poses the risks of stroke, heart attack, teeth decay and permanent hallucinations.