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RAB arrests madrasa teacher with 2,400 yaba pills

  • Published at 08:18 pm July 28th, 2018
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Madrasa teacher Md Abu Moslem Uddin, who was arrested by RAB while attempting to smuggle yaba into Narayanganj on Friday; July 27, 2018 Courtesy

'Moslem admitted to RAB that he hid the yaba pills by packing them in his abdomen with a special technique'

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has arrested a madrasa teacher who was smuggling yaba from Cox’s Bazar to Dhaka and Narayanganj by air.

Based on a tip-off, a team of RAB 11 arrested 45-year-old madrasa teacher Md Abu Moslem Uddin from Narayanganj's Siddirganj area at 9pm on Friday. A total 2,400 yaba pills which were hidden in his abdomen were confiscated from his possession.

In a press release, RAB 11 Company Commander Senior Assistant Superintendent of Police Md Jasim Uddin Chowdhury said Moslem Uddin had been under surveillance for the last two months.

“Moslem admitted to RAB that he hid the yaba pills by packing them in his abdomen with a special technique. During the drive, RAB personnel followed him from Dhaka airport to Narayanganj,” he added.

The RAB official further said that an X-ray at a local diagnostic centre revealed three packets in Moslem’s abdomen, which contained the 2,400 yaba pills. Moslem was paid Tk13 for each yaba pill he carried, while he could carry between 2,000 and 3,500 pills per trip.

The 2,400 yaba pills recovered would have later been sold for an estimated Tk12 lakh in total.

“Many of Moslem’s relatives are also involved in smuggling yaba,” the RAB 11 company commander added.

According to the press release, Moslem revealed to RAB that he has an in-law who stays at Shah Porir Dwip, on the border with Myanmar. This in-law is allegedly connected to a number of drug dealers in Cox’s Bazar.

The information revealed by Moslem was being investigated, and a case has been filed against him with Siddirganj police station, it added.