BGB recovers 1 lakh pieces of Burmese yaba tablets in Cox’s Bazar

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Members of the Border Guard Bangladesh have recovered one lakh pieces of Burmese yaba tablets worth Tk around 3 crore during a raid in Cox’s Bazar’s Ukhiya upazila.

Tipped-off, on Friday (June 3), a patrol team of BGB 34 under Balukhali BOP took a position at Rahmat Beel under Palangkhali Union Parishad – about 400 yards east of Border Pillar 20 – in the district’s Ukhiya.

Around 3:40am, the patrol team came across some smugglers walking from the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, which the smugglers sensed and fired at them.

As the patrol team fired back, the smugglers abandoned their bags and fled into the deep jungle towards Myanmar.

Later they recovered the Burmese yaba tablets from the bags the smugglers had abandoned at the scene.

Cox’s Bazar Battalion (34 BGB) Commander Mehdi Hossain Kabir said they were able to recover this haul of Burmese drugs due to the BGB’s ongoing field operations and intelligence activities.

The BGB’s ongoing field raids and intelligence activities are part of the government efforts to ensure the improper implementation of its ‘zero tolerance policy against drugs’, he said.

Cox’s Bazar Battalion (34 BGB) have so far recovered/seized drugs worth a total of Tk 204 crore 11 lakh 3 thousand and 600, including 44 lakh 67 thousand and 12 pieces of Burmese Yaba tablets worth Tk 134 crore 1 lakh 3 thousand and 650 and 14kg 20g crystal meth worth Tk 70 crore 10 lakh, and detained 56 accused during its anti-smuggling and anti-drug raids since January this year.

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