The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has claimed to have arrested 14 suspected drug smugglers, 12 of them Rohingya refugees, in the port city of Chattogram and seized Yaba pills worth
Tk 12 crore from their possession.
The arrestees have been identified as Abul Kalam (27), Abul Foyez (50) and 12 Rohingya refugees -- Manir Hossain, 45, Alam, 41, Rafique, 29, Yeahia, 28, Dil Molammad, 23, Majibur Rahman, 19, Abdul Majid, 28, Tarek, 19, Hossain, 42, Bashir Ahmed, 22, Manjur Alam, 19 and Ekram Ullah of Kutupalong Rohingya camp.
Acting on a tip-off, members of the elite force intercepted a boat off the coast of
Chattogram and seized the consignment of 3.96 lakh Yaba pills worth Tk 12 crore on Wednesday, said Lieutenant Colonel MA Yusuf, commanding officer of Rab-7.
The 14 men were heading towards Patenga from Cox’s Bazar on the boat when they were arrested, he said, adding that all the smugglers have been handed over to the local police.