Criminals snatched an alleged yaba trader with 30,000 yaba pills from police custody in Sitakunda upazila of Chattogram last night.
Based on a tip-off, a team of police officials detained Md Rubel, 26, in Jelepara of Ghatghar area of Sitakunda and seized 30,000 yaba pills from his possession around 10:00pm, said Sub-Inspector Jahidul Islam Jashim of Sitakunda Model Police Station.
Soon after the arrest, a group of miscreants attacked the police officials and snatched the detainee along with the yaba pills, SI Jahid told our local correspondent.
At least 10 policemen were injured in the attack, he said.
The law enforcers later conducted a drive in the area and arrested 13 persons in this connection. The lawmen, however, failed to re-capture the yaba trader, the SI added.