Large yaba haul in Teknaf

Dhaka,  Wed,  23 August 2017
Published : 16 Oct 2016, 14:54:46

BGB finds 100,000 yaba tablets at Teknaf

A huge consignment of methamphetamine-based yaba tablets has been found by the borders guards in Cox's Bazar.

Around 100,000 yaba tablets were found hidden in a bush at the Teknaf town on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border on Sunday morning. 

Teknaf-based Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) battalion said that a search operation was conducted on a tip-off.

"Wrapped in 10 plastic bags, the tablets were found in a hole dug between the bushes on the road side," said the battalion's commanding officer Lt Col Abujar Al Jahid.

No one has so far been arrested in connection with the haul, Jahid said. He put the estimated street value of the haul at around Tk 30 million.

Analysts say the Maungdaw-Teknaf-Cox's Bazar-Chittagong route has emerged as the most preferred one for narcotics smuggling on the Myanmar-Bangladesh border.

Yaba is also entering Northeast Indian states from Myanmar in ever larger quantities and some of that is making its way into northeastern Bangladesh, according to a news agency.


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