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Two held with Indian cigarette in Sylhet

Sylhet Office : Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in a drive arrested two persons along with contraband Indian cigarette and beedi from Mitimahal in Goainghat upazila on Wednesday morning.

The arrestees were identified as Billal Ahmed, 35, son of late Abdul Jalil of Mitimahal and Md Reaz, 25, son of late Abdul Khalik of Angazur area of the upazila.

Acting on a tip-off, an elite force team conducted a raid in the area and arrested them with 23,500 packets of beedi and 7,600 packets of cigarette, said Moniruzzaman, additional superintendent of police (media) of Rab-9.

Later, the arrestees were handed over to Goaighat Police Station with the seized items, the officer added.