Jhenidah: A mobile court on Tuesday sentenced a drug peddler to eight months imprisonment for selling hemp illegally at Bhatai Bazar in Shailkupa upazila.
Upazila nirbahi officer (UNO) as well as executive magistrate Usman Gani passed the order after conducting a drive in the area.
Acting on secret information, the mobile court carried out the drive and arrested Pradeep Das, son of Haripada Das of Sutalia village in Shailkupa upazila, along with 300 grams of hemp.
Later, the court sentenced him to eight months imprisonment under section 19 (1) of the Narcotics Control Act, 1990.
Drug peddler jailed