Health Desk--5 Sep’18: Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP) Commissioner Mahbubur Rahman said the deaths in shootouts between law enforcement agencies and drug peddlers happen for the sake of peace.
“The drug peddlers do not listen to religious sermons, advice or sympathetic behaviour, as drug trading is an easy and highly profitable business. The traders will only stop the illegal business if their life is under threat,” the CMP chief said.
He came up with the remarks while addressing as the chief guest at an anti-narcotics rally held in Muslim Hall of the port city. Kotwali Police Station organised the rally under community policing initiative, in which people of various professions took part.
Speaking as the chief guest, the CMP commissioner said “They [the drug peddlers] carry weapons to secure their business because it involves large sums of money.”
SM Shahab Uddin, president of the Kotwali unit of community police, presided over the event while additional commissioner (crime and operation) Amena Begum, editor of local daily Dainik Azadi MA Malek and panel mayor Hasan Mahmud Hasni addressed, among others.