Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) have detained 21 people alongwith gambling equipment, 100 Yaba pills, 12 bottles of foreign bear, 22 mobile phone sets, cash Tk 38,000 and an electronics casino board during a drive in Ashulia of Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka.
RAB-4 additional DG Mozammel Haque confirmed the news at a press briefing held at its headquarters on Sunday.
A team of elite force detained the men from Kaichbari area on Saturday night.
The detained men are Billal Hossain, 38, Jewel, 28, Moidul islam, 32, Sabuj Miah, 28, Sharif, 28, Liton, 32, Rabiul Mollah, 24, Abu Taleb, 20, Diazul islam, 20, Shipon, 20, Abdul Alim, 35, Azadul Islam, 50, Sohel Mollah, 32, Asadul Islam, 30, Ekhlas, 35, Moin Miah, 28, Masud Rana, 20, Habibur rahman, 47, Rubel Miah, 33, Fazle rabbi, 22, and Rony Bhuiyan, 25.
The RAB-4 team, led by executive magistrate Anisur Rahman and senior assistant superintendent of police Sazedul Islam, informed that a gang of youths had been playing casino in the area for a long time. On the basis of specific allegations, the team raided the area at night while they were playing the casino and detained them red handed.
The detained men will be handed over to Ashulia Police Station on Sunday after filing a case under the Narcotics Control Act, the additional DG said.