Crystal meth, Yaba pills worth Tk 25 cr seized in Teknaf
PBC News: Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) have seized crystal methamphetamine and Yaba pills worth Tk 25.89 crore in a drive in Cox’s Bazar Teknaf. But none was arrested from the scene.
Acting on a tip-off, a BGB patrol team carried out the operation on the bank of Naf River in Hilna Project at about 4am on Sunday. Suddenly, they saw three/four suspected smugglers were crossing the zero line from Myanmar with a wooden boat, and challenged them, said Lt Col Sheikh Khalid Mohammad Iftekhar, commanding officer of BGB Battalion-2.
Sensing their presence, the smugglers jumped into the river and fled to Myanmar by swimming.
Later, the team recovered 4 kg and 278 grams of crystal meth ice and 1,50,000 Yaba tablets under the boat’s plot, the BGB official added.
They also seized 25 kg of current nets from the boat.
The seized drugs were kept at store for damage, Lt Col Khalid said.