Woman, 4 others held for running Yaba business in Sylhet
The Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) yesterday arrested a woman and four others including a former ward commissioner of Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) for running Yaba business.
Four Yaba tablets were also seized from the possession of the woman.
The law enforcers, in the guise of buyers, went to the Alpine Restaurant at Chouhatta area at 4:30pm, and began discussion about a deal for Yaba with the middle aged woman who introduced her as Mahmuda Rahman hailing from Tungibari of Munshiganj.
As she guessed some thing wrong during the discussion, Mahmuda all on a sudden took two tablets in her mouth and tried in vain to flee the scene.
Rab men caught her instantly and on interrogation she confessed her involvement with the drug net in Sylhet.
Accompanying the woman, the law enforcers went to Hotel Hilltown at Telihaor area and recovered four tablets from her room.
Rab also arrested former ward commissioner Oliur Rahman Sohel, who along with three others were staying in the room.
They are Malek Ahmed Suja and Nizam Uddin of Kolapara at Sheikhghat, and Habibur Rahman of Kona Para village under Osmaninagar Police Station.
A bottle of foreign liqour was also seized from there.
Mahmuda claimed that Sohel and others had been with her in running the Yaba business in Sylhet for long.
Naming an influential official of Sylhet, she said some organised people are also involved in drug business.
Quizzing of the arrestees was going on as of filing this report.