A total of 1,024 more suspects have been arrested by the security forces personnel within a 24-hour window ending at 12.30 a.m. today (Jan.16) as part of the ongoing countrywide anti-drug operation ‘Yukthiya’.

Among the arrestees are 699 who were taken into custody on narcotics-related charges and 325 others who were on the list of wanted criminal suspects.

Detention orders have been secured against 13 suspects for further interrogations, and 08 drug addicts who were among the arrestees have been sent for rehabilitation.

Additionally, 45 suspects who were on the list of registered suspects of the Police Narcotics Bureau and the Police Special Task Force have also been arrested during the special police operation.

According to the Ministry of Public Security, the narcotics taken into custody during this 24-hour window include 227g of heroin, 168g of crystal methamphetamine (Ice), 8kg of cannabis, 13,892 cannabis plants and 647 narcotic pills.