Teknaf Correspondent: 2, 24000 pieces of Yaba tablets were recovered in separate raids conducted by Border Guard of Bangladesh (BGB) along Bangladesh-Burma border on 27th of April 2016.
On secret information, a special BGB patrol group of battalion no. 42 conducted a raid at the slouch gate no. 03 of border village Jaliapara of Teknaf at around 5:00 am and recovered 204, 000 pieces (Two lakh and four thousand) of Yaba tablets worth about Tk 61.2 millions but the smugglers managed to flee, according to BGB source.
On the other hand, at about 6:00 am of the same day, Border Guard of Bangladesh (BGB) conducted operation and detained a smuggler along with 20,000 Yaba tablets worth about Tk 6 millions from slouch gate no. 4 at Naf-river border but four smugglers managed to flee.
The arrested was identified as Mohmad Hussain Ahamed of Kulalpara, Teknaf and the four absconding smugglers were identified as Mohamed Idris Ali of Nazirpara village, Muhamed Abdullah of Shaforirdip, Mohamed Muzzamel of Moulovipara and Delwar of Sabprang, Teknaf.
The BGB Lt. Colonel Mohamed Abuzar Al Zahid confirmed the information that the arrested had been handed over to the police and lodged a case in this connection with the police station.
He further said, the Yaba tablets were recovered by the special patrol group of BGB just after the smugglers from Burma side had reached them to the smugglers of Bangladesh at Naf-river.
According to an elderly man of Teknaf, not only Yaba tablets but many other types of wine and drugs are reached by Burmese smugglers in cooperation of Govt. share holder officials of Burma to Bangladesh side with a view to make huge amount of money and ruin the youngsters of Bangladesh.