Published:  12:45 AM, 12 March 2019

8.40 lakh pieces yaba seized at Teknaf

8.40 lakh pieces yaba seized at Teknaf

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) seized 8.40 lakh pieces of yaba tablets from Teknaf in Cox's Bazar. The estimated value of the drug is around Tk 25 crore. The BGB seized the yaba from Teknaf's Dumdemiya Umarkhal area. A press release from Teknaf Border Guard Battalion-2 said, after getting the news from Myanmar that a large shipment of yaba can enter Bangladesh, a patrol from Dum Dumia BOP  rapidly moved to Umarkhal area.

It was seen that a boat crossing the Naf river and entered Umarakhal erea. The smugglers jumped on the side of the canal just after seeing the presence of the BGB patrol. Later, the BGB members seized 850,000 pieces of yaba tablets worth Tk 2.50 crore by searching the boat left by the traffickers.

---Chanchal Dash Gupta, Cox'sBazar

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