Suspected yaba smugglers fired targeting members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) near Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Bandarban’s Naikhyangchhari upazila last night.
Two 'listed Yaba traders' have been killed in a reported gunfight with police at Parjatan Bazar Uttar Mali hill area in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar.
Two drug peddlers using courier delivery as means to smuggle contraband yaba tablets have been arrested from Rajshahi city, lawmen say.
The government has been taking various measures to tackle the scourge of yaba in the country, some of which exceeded the bounds of legality.
The other side of Abdur Rahman Bodi, widely known as a yaba godfather, is quite intriguing. The former Awami League lawmaker has been spending roughly Tk 19 crore per annum for the last three years on distributing rice among 56,000 poor people in Teknaf every month.
With the blessing of a top ruling party leader of the upazila and greasing the palms of policemen every month, Sabdul Mondol of Kaliganj in Jhenidah had run the illegal business for the last one decade, said locals and relatives.
An alleged drug peddler was killed in a “shootout” with Rab in the capital yesterday, the first such incident in the city since the beginning of a countrywide anti-narcotics drive by the elite force on May 4.
Ishtiaq Ahmed was a ragpicker 18 years back. But now, he is known as a big businessman among locals in Savar and Ashulia on the outskirts of the capital.