Staff Correspondent, Sylhet: A court in Sylhet has sentenced two people to death in a drug case.
Judge Mofizur Rahman Bhuiyan of Sylhet Metropolitan Sessions Judge's Court handed down the verdict on Monday.
The court also slapped a fine of Tk one lakh on them.
The death row convicts are- Parvez Alom Sumon, 26, son of Tomsir Ali, hailed from Tikarpara (Uttarbagh) village under Beanibazar Upazila and Hossen Ahmed Manik, 51, son of Muhib Ali, is of Rajjakpur village.
Of them, Manik is on the run after securing bail.
According to court sources, the convicts were involved in drug smuggling circles at home and abroad. A shipment of 8kg heroine came from Pakistan to South Surma International post of Sylhet on March 9 in 2014.
The concerned district revenue officer Mizanur Rahman seized the shipment and filed a case under Narcotics smuggling law (no-8 (3) 14) with city's South Surma Police Station on May 19.
Later, two convicts, after arresting them, were produced before court the following day.
On November 2 in 2015, police submitted a charge sheet against the two accused.
After examining the records, the court handed down the verdict.
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