CHATTOGRAM: Four persons including two Rohingya women and a couple were arrested with 8,300 Yaba tablet in separate drives in Chattogram on Sunday.
The Rohingya women were identified as Fatema Begum, 37, wife of Syed Nur, and Taiyaba Khatun, 24, wife of Md Salim, had been living at separate Rohingya camps under Teknaf upazila in Cox’s Bazar district.Besides, the couple was Kamal Hossain, 38, and his wife Juthi Begum, 25, of Madaripur district headquarters.
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP-Media) Md Mashkur Rahman of the Rab-7, Chattogram said on receiving information, they conducted a drive at a Chandpur-bound passenger bus in the city’s AK Khan Gate area in the early morning.
They arrested the couple with 5,300 Yaba tablets from the bus, he said.
On the other hand, members of Department of Narcotics Control (DNC) in two separate drives arrested the Rohingya women with 3,000 Yaba tablets in the morning.
Of them, Fatema was arrested with 500 Yaba pills from the city’s Station Road area under Kotwali Police Station while Taiyaba with 2,500 pills from Mariners’ Road under Bakolia Police Station, said DNC, Chattogram Metro Sub Zone Deputy Director Shamim Ahmed.
Separate cases under ‘Narcotics Control Act’ were filed accusing the arrestees with the police stations in these connections, sources said.