Police, in special drives from Monday night to this morning, arrested 26 persons including five alleged drug traders and recovered 208 bottles of Phensidyl, 800 liters of locally made liquor and 150 pieces of Yaba tablets from eight upazilas of the district.
Police said they were picked up from different areas of the district.
During the drives, Dinajpur Sadar police arrested five persons including one drug trader with 150 pieces of Yaba tablets, Khansama Thana police arrested three persons, Kaharole Thana police two, Hakimpur Thana police arrested four persons including two drug traders with 208 bottles of Phensidyl, Birampur police arrested two, Birganj Thana police arrested six persons including two drug traders with 800 liters of locally made liquor, Ghoraghat Thana police arrested two persons and Nawabganj Thana police arrested two persons.
Several cases, including charges of subversive activities, are pending with different police stations against the arrested persons, the sources added.
The arrested people were sent to jail.