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‘Biggest’ haul of yaba seized in Ctg

‘Biggest’ haul of yaba seized in Ctg

Members of Bangladesh Navy seized the “biggest ever” consignment of Yaba tablets near Patenga in Anwara upazila of Chittagong early today. An anti-smuggling team of the navy cracked down on a smuggling operation and seized a fishing trawler, FV Saleha, along with 2,20,000 Yaba tablets early today, claimed team commander Jasimuzzaman. This is the largest...

3 cops, Yaba trader hurt in Cox’s Bazar 'gunfight'

3 cops, Yaba trader hurt in Cox’s Bazar 'gunfight'

Three policemen and a Yaba trader were injured in a “gunfight” during a crackdown on the contraband tablets in a residential area of Cox’s Bazar town early today. Police received intelligence on Yaba trading in Uttaran Residential Area near Kalatoli Bypass Road, said Monjur Alam, officer-in-charge of Cox’s Bazar district unit Detective Branch (DB). “A...

2 BGB men, yaba smuggler hurt in Cox’s Bazar gunfight

2 BGB men, yaba smuggler hurt in Cox’s Bazar gunfight

Two personnel of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and a yaba smuggler from Myanmar were shot and injured in a gunfight in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar early today. The BGB members seized around 96,000 Yaba tablets, worth around Tk 3 crore, from the Mayanmar citizen, Lt Col Abu Jar Al Jahid, commanding officer of...

BITTER TRUTH

Clandestine yaba dealing takes toll

DRUG addiction as well as drug trafficking poses a big threat to Bangladesh as much as HIV and AIDS do to the African countries. While different organizations in Bangladesh hold seminars and rallies warning people against the vile consequences of drug addiction and illicit trafficking, the spread of drug abuse has reached menacing proportions. Most alarmingly, the number of women given to drug addiction has peaked in recent times. According to National Mental Health Institute, the number of female...

2 lakh yaba tablets seized

Bangladesh Coast Guard members seized two lakh yaba tablets worth about Tk 10 crore from the Karnaphuli river in Chittagong city early yesterday. Acting on a tip-off, a patrol team of coast guard (east zone) chased a boat near Karnaphuli Fertilizer Company Ltd (Kafco) area around 2:00am. At one stage, smugglers capsized the boat along the river bank and threw a sack of yaba tablets to the ground and fled the scene, said a press release of the coast guard. The...

11 held with firearm, yaba in Dhaka

11 held with firearm, yaba in Dhaka

Law enforcers have detained 11 people along with a firearm, 15 bullets and 50,000 yaba tablets in Rampura and Khilgaon of Dhaka. Acting on a tip-off, members of Rapid Action Battalion-3 conducted a raid on the second floor of a house at Pashchim Rampura around 12:45am and arrested the seven people along with a...

Huge Yaba consignment seized in Ctg

Huge Yaba consignment seized in Ctg

Bangladesh Coast Guard detained a man and recovered 150,000 pieces of Yaba tablets from his possession at Chittagong port early today. The detainee is Mohammad Aziz, 35, reports our Chittagong correspondent. Acting on a tip-off, a team of the coastguard raided a fishing boat at the outer anchorage of the port near Swandip channel around...

Cop held with Yaba in capital

Cop held with Yaba in capital

Detectives arrested a police constable with 320 Yaba tablets in the capital last night. The crime analysis team of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (north) arrested Masafuddoula Al Masud from Rampura area around 9:00pm, said a report of DMP online news portal. Hailing from Chapainawabganj, Masud has been posted at the protection division of DMP, the news...

Yaba smuggler held in Teknaf

Yaba smuggler held in Teknaf

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) detained one person and recovered huge number of Yaba pills from his possession at Teknaf upazila of Cox's Bazar last night. Detained Mohammad Yusuf, 42, is a son of Noor Sultan of Teknaf Sadar union. Acting on a tip-off, a patrol team of BGB battalion-42 challenged Yusuf at Moulvipara area around...

Editorial

Drug den in Dhaka jail!

NOTHING beats the blatant violation of jail rules than what an investigative report in this paper yesterday brought to light. This can make minced meat of punitive justice. From the shocking details of the booming drug trade, we find that about two-thirds of the total number of prisoners are on trial and so they have to appear before the court regularly. This provides them a link to the outside, let alone the visitors who can also be purveyors of...

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