The smugglers hid the yaba pills in the toolbox of the vehicle
Bangladesh Coast Guard have recovered 16,800 pieces of yaba pills from a pickup van in Cox's Bazar's Teknaf.
Tipped off, a Coast Guard team conducted the drive on Wednesday at Teknaf Bazar and recovered the narcotics.
The pickup van was parked at the Teknaf Bazar, but no one was inside it.
The smugglers hid the yaba pills in the toolbox of the vehicle, Coast Guard Media Officer Lieutenant Khandoker Munif Tawki said.
The seized yaba and pickup van were sent to Teknaf model police station for legal procedure, he said.