10 BD cops lose job, 18 suspended for failing dope tests

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has terminated 10 policemen and suspended 18 more for failing dope tests.

So far, 68 policemen – seven sub-inspectors, one sergeant, five assistant sub-inspectors, five nayeks, and 50 constables – have failed the tests.

DMP Deputy Commissioner for Media and Public Relation Walid Hossain confirmed this.

Also, allegations – including taking and selling drugs, falsely implicating people with it, and taking a bribe to show a lesser amount of recovered drugs – were made against 29 other policemen.

Earlier this year, DMP Commissioner Md Shafiqul Islam said: “All the suspected drug-addict policemen will have to take drug tests. If anyone is found positive, he will be sacked.”

Shafiqul also said police personnel involved in drugs are already under intelligence surveillance.

source: UNB