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Two Rohingyas held with drugs worth Tk 6.40cr in Cox’s Bazar

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 28th April, 2022 01:53:28 PM
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Two Rohingyas held with drugs worth Tk 6.40cr in Cox’s Bazar

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on Thursday claimed to have detained two Rohingya refugees with drugs worth Tk 6.40 crore in Cox’s Bazar.

The detainees have been identified as Sirajul Isalm, 28, son of Abul Kashem, a resident of Mochni camp, and Syed Salam, 38, son of Faruk Ahmed of Jadimora camp in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar.

Over a kg of crystal meth and some 40,000 pieces of Yaba have been seized from their possession, the BGB said in a release.

Tipped off, a team of BGB-2 conducted a drive at Jaliardwip along the Naf River and detained the two along with the drugs, said commanding officer of BGB-2, Lieutenant Colonel Sheikh Khalid Mohammad Iftekhar.

The BGB also seized a boat, one cell phone and few fishing nets from their possession. "Legal steps will soon be taken against the detainees,” said Khalid.