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Rohingya youth held with 800,000 yaba in Cox's Bazar

He was smuggling the contraband inside Bangladesh through waterway

Update : 28 Oct 2019, 01:27 PM

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has arrested a Rohingya youth with 800,000 yaba pills in Cox's Bazar.

He was arrested from Inani beach area of Ukhiya upazila in the district on early Monday, while he was smuggling the contraband inside Bangladesh through waterway.

The arrestee -- Jamal Uddin, 26, -- is a resident of Unchiprang Rohingya refugee camp in Teknaf.

RAB arrested Jamal Uddin from Cox's Bazar on October 26, 2019 | Dhaka TribuneRAB 15 Cox's Bazar Crime Prevention Special Company (CPSC) Commander Mehedi Hasan told Dhaka Tribune: "Acting on a tip-off that a consignment of yaba will be smuggled inside the country through waterway, we conducted a raid in several places along the Bay of Bengal.

"Later, we succeeded in arresting Jamal with smuggled goods from Inani, However, there were other Rohingya men involved with the smuggling, who managed to flee."

The RAB official further said Jamal has been taken to the RAB camp for questioning. Preparations were underway to take legal action in this regard, he added.

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