A nexus of smugglers and culprit telecommunications employee have been using city’s Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Ltd (BTCL) office at Wari for contraband Yaba tablets business for long time.
The Wari BTCL office was being used as a warehouse for this illegal business where Yaba consignments from Cox’s Bazar were stored regularly.
The secret den of Yaba business was unearthed on Tuesday morning as one Abu Bakar Siddique was arrested with 76000 pieces of Yaba tablets during a police raid.
Police in a drive arrested a man along with 76000 pieces of Yaba tablets from an office of Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Ltd (BTCL) at Wari in the capital on Tuesday morning.
Joint Commissioner of Detective Branch (DB) of Police Monirul Islam disclosed this at a press briefing held at the Dhaka Metropolitan Police Station Media Centre.
Monirul Islam said that, a police team, led by officer in-charge Tapan Chandra Shaha of Wari Police Station, conducted a drive in the BTCL office housed on the ground floor of Wari sub-post office around 8:30am and arrested Abu Bakar and seized 76000 pieces of Yaba tablets from his possession.
Police is also looking for BTCL employee M Mostofa, 41, who fled the scene sensing the presence of police during the drive, added Monirul.
During preliminary interrogation, Abu Bakar reportedly said that he regularly brought Yaba consignments in the capital from Cox’s Bazar and a gang used the BTCL office for this business.