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  • Watch out!

    The figures are alarming. Every year, an estimated Tk 6,000 crore worth of yaba is sold in the country, which would come to 30 crore pieces of the drug. It is a back-of-the-envelope calculation. Last year, 40 million pills were seized by different agencies, which according to standard calculation is about 10 percent of the total drug that got into the market.

  • ASI busted with 50k yaba pills in Narayanganj

    Detectives arrested an assistant sub-inspector of Narayanganj Sadar Model Police Station in possession of 50,000 yaba tablets yesterday, police said.

  • Sniffed out by the dogs

    Around 9:30pm last Saturday, a police team stopped a motorbike in the capital's Palashi Residential Area. Alleged yaba dealers they had arrested earlier told them that a bike, registered in Chittagong, would have yaba pills stashed inside.

  • Department of Narcotics Control

    Tougher law to deal with drug cases

    The Department of Narcotics Control (DNC) has drafted a law keeping a provision of death penalty for producing or processing more than 200 grams of yaba pills or the same amount of its ingredients.

  • Who will guard the guards?

    We are horrified to learn that two members of the Detective Branch (DB) of police have sold off more than 700,000 seized yaba tablets and made a profit of Tk 8 crore! That the very custodians of the law are now increasingly engaged in criminal activities is a very ominous sign for law enforcement in the country. Such acts cannot be tolerated because the illegal yaba trade has been declared the number one problem in narcotics by the government! Reportedly, there are ongoing investigations into the matter.

  • Two Biman crew members busted with Yaba in Riyadh

    Saudi law enforcement on Tuesday detained two flight attendants of Biman Bangladesh Airlines from a hotel in Riyadh on charge of

  • 'Police seize yaba, become dealers'

    Detectives in Cox's Bazar sold off 7.22 lakh yaba pills they had seized for Tk 8 crore, according to a complaint filed by a sub-inspector.

  • HC directs govt to stop narcotics influx

    The High Court directs the government to take effective steps to prevent illegal influx of narcotics including Yaba, cannabis and Phensidyl across the country particularly in bordering districts--Cox’s Bazar and Bandarban through conducting inquiry.

  • 3 lakh pieces yaba seized at St Maritn’s Island

    Members of Coast Guard in a drive have recovered three lakh pieces of Yaba tablets from St. Martin's Island in Teknaf upazila.

  • Yaba factory busted in Ctg, 2.5 lakh pills seized

    Detectives bust a yaba factory and arrest four persons including a woman with 2.5 lakh pieces of the contraband drug in Chittagong city.