The Rab arrested five female alleged drug peddlers, including an Indian, with 17,860 yaba tablets in Chattogram city yesterday evening.
The arrestees are Komol Kaur, 28, Rosina Begum, 52, Naima Begum, 28, Shahnaz Begum, 50, and Sumaiya Islam, 21.
Assistant Superintendent of Police Kazi Md Tarek Aziz of Rab-7 said Komol, of India’s Uttarakhand, came to visit her aunt Rosina in Chattogram.
Naima is the daughter of Rosina, while Sumaiya is the daughter of Shahnaz.
Acting on a tip-off, Rab arrested them from a microbus in front of Chattogram Government Women’s College around 6:30pm and recovered the yaba pills from the vehicle.
During primary interrogation, the arrestees confessed that they brought the pills from Dhaka and were planning to smuggle those to India.
“Komol confessed to us that she had visited Bangladesh on several occasions and smuggled drugs to India during those visits,” said the Rab official, adding that the arrestees were members of a yaba smuggling syndicate.