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Rohingya among 2 held with 100,000 yaba pills in Cox's Bazar

  • Published at 12:27 pm December 8th, 2019
Detained people with yaba Dhaka Tribune

RAB conducted a drive on a boat in the Bay of Bengal

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has detained two people, including a Rohingya, with 100,000 yaba pills in Cox's Bazar.

They conducted a drive in the Bay of Bengal through Cox’s Bazar around 9am on Sunday.

The detainees are Syed Amin, 32, and Khairul Amin, 50; the latter is a forcibly displaced Rohingya national of Myanmar.

RAB 15 Cox's Bazar Ramu camp Assistant Director (Media ASP) Abdullah Mohammad Sheikh Sadi said: "Based on a tip-off that a big consignment of yaba will be arriving in Bangladesh by a fish trawler from Myengu Island in Myanmar, we conducted a drive there."

After searching the boat, the elite force seized the smuggled goods and held the two yaba traders, the RAB official furthered.

He said the detainees, along with the contraband, have been handed over to Cox's Bazar model police station.