Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) have detained a youth and a teenager along with 130,000 pieces of banned cow fattening tablets from Dinajpur's Hili border area.
Liton Hossain, 22, from Nawabganj upazila, and Rifat Babu, 13, from Hakimpur upazila, were held from Fakirpara area near No 285 main pillar of Hili border Saturday.
BGB’s international check post (ICP) Subedar Labhlu Sikder, who led the drive, said that they had chased a group of smugglers while crossing over the Bangladesh-India border.
Two plastic bags containing the consignment of Practin and Dexin tablets were seized from their possessions.
Hakimpur Upazila Livestock Officer Dr Nani Gopal Barman confirmed to the Dhaka Tribune that both the tablets were banned drugs used to fatten cows quickly, and added that they damage the animal's liver and the kidney.
The official claimed that cattle farms in his area did not use those banned tablets.
The arrestees were later handed over to Hakimpur police station.