Police arrested 42, including 11 Jamaat-BNP men, during separate drives in eight upazilas of the district from Friday evening to Saturday morning.

Police said they arrested eight people from Sadar upazila, seven from Kalaroa, three from Tala, eight from Kaliganj, five from Shyamnagar, three from Ashashuni, four from Devhata and four from Patkelghata during the drives.

Meanwhile, 100 grams of weeds and 20 pieces of Yaba tables were seized from them.

Confirming the matter, Satkhira Special Branch (SB) police inspector Mizanur Rahman said that the detainees are wanted in several cases including sabotage and drug cases.