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8 Rohingyas get life for Yaba smuggling

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 31 January, 2023 12:00 AM
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A Cox’s Bazar court on Monday sentenced eight Rohingyas to life-term imprisonment for smuggling Yaba tablets.

Additional District and Sessions Judge Nishat Sultana passed the order in the presence of the convicts, said State lawyer Faridul Alam.

Besides, the court also fined them Tk 1 lakh each, in default, they have to serve another year in jail.

The convicts are - Mohammad Dhillaya, Ravi Alam, Mohammad Alam, Mohammad Shafiqul, Mohammad Noor, Noore Alam, Ali Ahmad and Nurul Amin. All of them hailed from Rakhine State of Myanmar.

State lawyer Faridul Alam said, in the morning of September 19, 2019, the coast guard members arrested eight people after conducting a raid on a fishing trawler in the sea adjacent to Cheradawip of Saint Martin in Teknaf upazila in the district.

Later, a total of 25,000 Yaba tablets was recovered from each of them.

On the same day, the coast guard filed a case with Teknaf police station under the Narcotics Control Act in this connection.

On February 2, 2020, the investigation officer (IO) of the case submitted a charge sheet against the eight people before the court. The trial began on March 18, 2021.