4.3 lakh yaba pills seized
Members of Border Guard Bangladesh yesterday recovered 4.3 lakh yaba pills during a drive in Teknaf upazila, Cox's Bazar.
The contraband narcotics were being smuggled to Bangladesh from Myanmar through Alugola Majhekathi border in the early hours, said a BGB press release yesterday.
Tipped off, a patrol team of BGB-2 under Nazirpara BOP conducted a drive in the area around 1:30am and challenged six people.
Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, the suspected smugglers jumped into the Naf river leaving behind four bags and fled to Myanmar.
Later, the BGB recovered the pills from the bags.
"Efforts are on to identify the smugglers," said the release.