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Pharmacies in Dhaka -Chittagong Protest Drug Seizure   


Pharmacies at Mitford in Dhaka and in Chittagong went on strike on Saturday in protest at the seizure of drugs by the Rapid Action Battalion from the Popular Medical Hall in Chittagong on Wednesday.

About 2,500 pharmacies at Mitford, the country's largest wholesale drug market, in Dhaka had been shut for several hours. More than 400 drug wholesalers on Hazari Lane in Chittagong where the Popular Medical Hall is located also went on strike.

The Rapid Action Battalion in Chittagong seized drugs from the Popular Medical Hall about 6:00pm Wednesday. The battalion also arrested three drug sellers from the pharmacy.

Pharmacists rallying against the seizure and the arrest on Saturday said the battalion had seized drugs worth an estimated Tk 20 lakh.

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