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BGB seizes 52,000 yaba pills in Cox's Bazar

BGB seizes 52,000 yaba pills in Cox's Bazar

Our Correspondent COX'S BAZAR, Nov 21: Members of Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) in separate drives have recovered over 52,000 yaba pills worth about Taka 1.10 crore and other motorized vehicles, electronic accessories and rice worth Taka 7.87 lakh here. A team of Rezukhal check post of BGB Cox's Bazar Battalion (BGB-34), on a tip-off, searched a Cox's Bazar-bound motor cycle rider and arrested him with 46,000 yaba pills worth Taka 1.38 crore, his motorbike worth Taka 1.5 lakh, a mobile phone worth Taka 10,000 and Taka 2,000 in cash from Hnila area of the district on Wednesday, said a BGB press release here. The arrestee was identified as Md Laden Khan, 18, son of Md Hashim Shawkat of Pashchimshikder para under the Teknaf upazila of the district. On the same day, another team of the BGB-34 halted a suspected Cox's Bazar-bound mini truck and seized 20,000 yaba pills worth Taka 60 lakh, 6,100 kilograms of relief rice meant for Rohingyas worth Taka 3.05 lakh and the mini truck worth Taka 20 lakh from the Kumirer Khamar road area under the Palangkhali BOP of the battalion, the release said. The truck driver, however, managed to escape leaving his vehicle, it added. Besides, members of Rezukhal check post of BGB Cox's Bazar Battalion (BGB-34), on a tip-off, today searched a Cox's Bazar-bound easy bike rider and arrested him with 4,000 yaba pills worth Taka 12 lakh and his easy bike worth Taka 1.1 lakh, the release said. The arrestee was identified as Md Helal Uddin, 23, son of Md Nurul Islam of Hnila village under Teknaf upazila of the district. Necessary measures have taken regarding the seized yaba pills and others goods.

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