CHATTOGRAM: Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested three drug peddlers with 50,000 pieces of Yaba tablet from the city’s Firingee Bazar Mariners Road area on early Wednesday.
The arrestees were identified as Md Shihab, 32, Md Hasan Khan, 24, and Md Mona, 22.Rab-7 Assistant Director (Media) ASP Md Mashkur Rahman said on information of smuggling Yaba tablet, a team of the elite force conducted a drive in Mariners Road area under Kotwali police station.
The Rab-men arrested the trio with a Bhola-bound covered van from Cox’s Bazar and recovered 50,000 pieces of Yaba pill kept tactfully at different parts of the vehicle, said the Rab official.
In the primary interrogation, the arrestees said they used to use the covered van to carry Yaba tablets from Cox’s Bazar.
Filing of a case in this connection with the concerned police station was under process, he added.