Health Desk--9 Sep’18: Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in separate drives seized 900,000 pieces of contraband Yaba tablets from Ariakhal and Sabrang Hariakhali salt field areas under Teknaf upazila in Cox’s Bazar early Saturday.
Acting on a tip-off, the law enforcers took position in the area and challenged around 20 to 25 people who were carrying sacks, Teknaf BGB-2 Battalion Commander Lt Col Asaduzzaman Chowdhury said.
At one stage, the law enforcers chased them.
Sensing imminent trouble, the smugglers fled the scene, leaving eight sacks containing 800,000 pieces of Yaba tablets.
Later, BGB men seized the tablets worth Tk 24 crore were.
In another drive, a BGB team recovered 100,000 pieces of Yaba tablets worth Tk 3 crore from Hariakhali Laban Math area.
According to the sources, nine could be arrested in this connection.