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Prison guard arrested with yaba

  • Published at 03:23 pm July 27th, 2018
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Abdul Jalil was caught transporting 350 tablets from Tangail

Police have arrested a prison guard transporting the illegal drug, yaba, from Tangail, on Thursday night.

The prison guard, Abdul Jalil, 38, originally from Ghatail upazila, was arrested at the district gate area in Tangail town.

Jalil had 350 pieces of Yaba tablets on him, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Tangail Model Police Station Sayedur Rahman told the Dhaka Tribune on Friday morning.

"Acting on a tip-off, a police team conducted a raid in the district gate area on Thursday night, and arrested prison guard Jalil," said Sayedur. "350 pieces of Yaba tablets were seized from him."

Jalil, a constable of Tangail prison, has been trading drugs in Tangail for a long time, the OC further explained. A case has been filed against Jalil, he said.

Speaking about this issue, Tangail District Prison Jailer Abul Bashar said Jalil left the prison on Thursday night, without obtaining the necessary permissions. He did not return. 

"We want Jalil to be met with exemplary punishment," said Bashar. "The law is not above anyone."