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7 Myanmarese held with 280,000 yaba in Teknaf

  • Published at 01:10 pm December 2nd, 2020
7 Myanmarese held with 280,000 yaba in Teknaf
Members of Bangladesh Coast Guard (Teknaf Station) presents the alleged yaba smugglers before media in Taknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 Courtesy

Upon primary interrogation, the Coast Guard learned that the detainees regularly smuggled yaba from Myanmar to Bangladesh

Bangladesh Coast Guard on Wednesday arrested seven Myanmarese citizens along with 280,000 pieces of yaba pills from Katabunia area in Sabrang union of Teknaf upazila in Cox's Bazar.

Lt Cdr Amirul Haque, station in-charge of Teknaf Coast Guard, told Dhaka Tribune, a patrol team of Coast Guard intercepted a boat near the Katabunia Ghat around 12:30am.

Later, the team seized the contraband yaba pills from the boat and detained the Myanmarese citizens.

Upon primary interrogation, the Coast Guard learned that the detainees regularly smuggled yaba from Myanmar to Bangladesh.

The detainees will be further interrogated before they are handed over to Teknaf police station, added the official.

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