Rab seizes 25.62 lakh Yaba pills in Ctg in 7 mths | 2015-07-24

Rab seizes 25.62 lakh Yaba pills in Ctg in 7 mths

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24th July, 2015 01:32:40 printer

Rab seizes 25.62 lakh Yaba pills in Ctg in 7 mths

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) seized 25.62 lakh Yaba pills from different parts of the district in the last seven months (January to July), reports UNB.

The elite force came up with the disclosure at a press briefing of Rab-7 on Thursday afternoon.

At the press briefing, the Rab sources said a team of Rab members conducted a drive in Nimtoli area in the city and arrested two people along with 80,000 pieces of Yaba tablet from a pickup van on Thursday morning.

The RAB members also recovered Tk1.51 lakh cash from their possession.

The market value of the seized Yaba tablets is Tk3.20 crore.

The arrested were identified as Jakir, 26, and Jashim Uddin Rana, 35.

The duo had been earlier arrested with an alleged drug trader Jahidul Islam alias Alo on December 26, 2014.

The Rab members recovered 2.15 lakh Yaba tablets, one foreign- made pistol, three rounds of bullet, a private car and a motorcycle from their possession in the December 26 drive.

On December 27, Rab filed two separate cases against them with Halishohor Police Station--one under the Arms Act and another under the Narcotics Control Act.

Later they were released on bail from a local court and made a comeback in illegal drug business, added the Rab sources.