8 Rohingyas jailed for life in Cox’s Bazar for Yaba smuggling

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The Cox’s Bazar Additional District and Sessions Judge Court on Monday (Jan 29) sentenced eight Rohingya men to life term imprisonment in a case over smuggling 2 lakh Yaba pills into Bangladesh in 2019.

Judge Nishat Sultana of the court pronounced the verdict.

The convicts are Md Doula, Robi Alam, Md Alam, Md Shafiqul, Md Noor, Noor-A-Alam, Ali Ahmed, and Nurul Amin. They were also fined Tk 1 lakh each.

They were present at the court when the verdict was announced, public prosecutor advocate Farid Alam said.

According to the case documents, on September 19, 2019, a team of Teknaf Coast guard seized a fishing boat from Chera Dwip of Saint Martins in Cox’s Bazar.

The eight convicts were arrested from there. Some 2 lakh Yaba pills and the fishing boat were seized.

MJM Uddin, a coast guard officer,  filed a case in this regard.

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