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Man held with opium worth over 4C in Bandarban

The arrested had been engaged in  opium trade  while working as a Kabiraj for a long time

Update : 22 Aug 2021, 06:43 PM

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has arrested a man with over four kg of opium worth Tk4 crore 30 lakhs in Bandarban district.

Acting on a tip-off, a Chittagong RAB 7 team led by its Deputy Director Major Nasir conducted a raid on Kachhaptali village under Rowangchhari upazila of Bandarban district on Sunday and recovered the drugs.

The recovered opium along with the accused was handed over to Rowangchhari police station.

The accused was identified as Prothoyai Marma, 70, son of late Paishai Marma from Kachhaptali Para.

The seized four kg of opium worth Tk4 crore 30 lakhs | Dhaka Tribune

According to sources, he had been engaging in  opium trade while working as a Kabiraj for a long time.

Rowangchhari police station Officer in-Charge (OC) Md Touhid Kabir said RAB lodged a case against Prothoyai Marma under the Narcotics Act.

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