A team of police's detective branch (DB) recovered the yaba tablets worth around Tk90 lakh from the Pajero and arrested a man named Md Yousuf,30.
Md Rafiqul Islam, assistant commissioner of DB police said: “During interrogation, Yousuf said they disguise their cars to look like government vehicles to avoid suspicions from law enforcement officials.”
According to police, Yousuf is a member of drug smuggling gang, hailing from Dekilar Bil village of Teknaf, he brings Yaba from Chittagong and to sell to different drug traders in Dhaka.
Yousuf also informed the law enforcers that they use different kinds of disguise to avoid being checked by police such as parliamentary member stickers on their cars or police stickers and sometimes press passes. They also use ambulances to ferry the drugs to avoid being checked at check posts.
This is not the fist instance of drug dealers using such a disguise, on December 14, 2015, 40K yaba was recovered from a vehicle with a of private television channel sticker.
This is also not the only method of disguise drug smugglers use, Border Guard Bangladesh recovered yaba from things like women's underwear, hollowed out dry chillies and from inside hilsha fish.
On August 18, Custom officials arrested Imam Hossain from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport with 4,200 Yaba tablets inside his stomach.
Having noticed his suspicious behaviour, custom officials apprehend him and an X-ray found that he had shallowed 4,200 yaba tablets.
They were later retrieved after an 18-hour long operation at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
According to statements of BGB public relation officer, Mohosin Reza, large amounts of drug has been seized by the paramilitary force in last nine month of this year out of which 47.52 hundred thousand yaba tablets have been seized.
Assistant Director of the Department of Narcotics Control, Khurshid Alam said that they are aware that smugglers use different kinds of disguise to carry drugs and the low enforcement agencies are doing their best to apprehend them.