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1 detained with 10,000 yaba pills at Dhaka airport

  • Published at 10:14 pm August 18th, 2019
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File photo of yaba pills seized by law enforcement agencies Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

Jasim Uddin, 36, was detained from outside the domestic terminal of the airport

Airport Armed Police Battalion (AAPBn) members have detained one individual with 10,000 yaba tablets from Dhaka's Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.

Confirming the report, AAPBn Additional Superintendant (operations and media) Alamgir Hossain said: "Jasim Uddin, 36, was detained from outside the domestic terminal of the airport.

“Members of AAPBn detained Jasim from the area around 1pm as he was walking suspiciously. After we interrogating him, he confessed to carrying the drugs. Later we recovered the yaba tablets hidden inside his belt.” 

It was learned that Jasim reached Dhaka from Cox’s Bazar by Novoair flight- VQ 934 around 12.45pm. He hails from Cox's Bazar.

The estimated cost of the seized yaba tablets is Tk50 lakh.