While Bangladesh is not a significant narcotics producer, geography puts it at the heart of three major Asian drug trade routes
A man with around 4180 Yaba tablets kept hidden in his stomach is held at the domestic terminal of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka.
Coast guards have recovered seven lakh pieces of contraband yaba pills from a boat in Naf River.
The surrender of 102 drug lords on February 16 now seems merely an eyewash as the yaba empire in Teknaf remains mostly intact with some of their family members and paid agents taking care of the illegal trade.
A total of 1500 pieces of yaba tablets are found inside abandoned body of a woman in Dhaka.
The Rapid Action Battalion-1 yesterday claimed to have arrested three members of a yaba smuggling syndicate which brought the crazy drugs to Dhaka from Myanmar using a new sea route via Patuakhali for the last one year.
Rapid Action Battalion claims to have arrested three members of a drug dealing syndicate with eight lakh pieces of yaba in Dhaka.
The Airport Armed Police Battalion (AAPBn) arrests a passenger with 2000 yaba pills soon after he lands at the domestic terminal at the airport in Dhaka from Cox’s Bazar.
Despite the surrender of 102 top narcos in Teknaf, yaba smuggling continues under the supervision of some listed godfathers and hundi traders who recently launched credit sales of the pink pills.