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Over 100 detained in Mohammadpur Geneva Camp for alleged involvement in drug trade: Families protest

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Members of RAB in an anti-narcotics drive at Mohammadpur Geneva camp arrested 100 people involved in Yaba, hemp and other drugs trading on Saturday (top). Families of the victims allegedly rush to Sher - e - Bangla Nagar RAB-2 office protesting their arr



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Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) members detained more than 100 people during an anti-narcotics drive at Geneva camp in Dhaka's Mohammadpur area Saturday.
Several teams of RAB conducted a raid at the camp around 11:00am and detained more than 100 people suspecting their involvement in drug peddling, Commander Mufti Mahmud Khan, legal and media wing director of the Rab, told reporters after the drive.
"We will interrogate the detainees. After scrutinising, we will take legal action against those who are the real drug traders," he said.
During the drive, they also confiscated huge amount of drugs from the camp, said the top RAB official.
"Traders will have to stop drug trading. RAB will continue the drive until the drug trading is fully eradicated from the country. None will be spared," Mufti Mahmud Khan added.  
Geneva Camp is a densely populated settlement of more than 25,000 Urdu-speaking Biharis.
Also known as Bihari Camp, the place is found to be a hotspot for yaba trade at the heart of Mohammadpur.
Meanwhile, the relatives of the detained men gathered in front of RAB-2 office in the city's Sher-e-Banglanagar and claimed that their relatives were innocent.
Vested quarters might have made conspiracy against the Geneva inhabitants, they claimed.
 They staged demonstration in front of the RAB office demanding unconditional release of their relatives immediately.
On May 4, RAB launched its own anti-narcotics operations while the police headquarter on May 16 instructed all police units across the country to conduct a special 10-day drive from May 18.

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