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140,000 yaba pills seized in Saint Martin’s Island

  • Published at 03:48 pm May 19th, 2019
File photo of Yaba tablets Collected

They also seized 500gram of marijuana from the island

Bangladesh Coast Guard has seized 140,000 pieces of yaba pills from Saint Martin’s Island.

The yaba tablets were seized on May 18, said a press release issued by Coast Guard. 

According to the statement, a group of suspected drug traders dumped two sacks of yaba tablets in the sea from a trawler and quickly sped away towards the Myanmar, reports UNB.

Later, the Coast Guards recovered the sacks filled 140,000 yaba pills. 

On another incident, 500gram of marijuana was seized from a polythene bag at Saint Martin’s Island. 

However, no one has been arrested in connection to these incidents. 

The seized marijuana and yaba tablets have been kept at Teknaf police station.