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5 lakh yaba pills recovered in Teknaf

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Health Desk: 20 April 2018: Five lakh Yaba tablets in six sacks were recovered from an agriculture field at Dakkhin Khonkarpara of Teknaf Upazila in Cox’s Bazaar on Thursday.

No-one, however, was arrested in this connection.

The value of the seized Yaba is estimated at about Tk 16 crore.

Officers-in-charge of Teknaf Model Police Station Ranojit Kumar Barua, in this connection, told journalists that it was the biggest-ever yaba seizure by a police station.

The consignment of Yaba tablets has been smuggled into the country from neighbouring Myanmar.

It might have been kept on the agriculture field to be shifted to another place, the OC said.

On receiving information, when police reached there, smugglers fled the scene leaving the pills, he added. 

With the fresh recovery, the number of seized Yaba tablets from the beginning of this month climbed to over 11 lakh, the OC said.