Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on Friday detained two suspected drug smugglers in Cox's Bazar and seized one kg of crystal meth or ice worth Tk 5 crore from their possession.
The detainees have been identified as Syedul Amin, 34, son of Foyez Ahmed, and a teenager hailing from Ukhia upazila.
Acting on a tip-off, a team of BGB-30 raided the West Goalia area of the district's Ramu upazila and stopped a CNG-run auto-rickshaw around 5:45 pm for checking, said Mahmudul Hasan of BGB.
Being challenged by the BGB members, three occupants of the auto, including its driver, jumped into a nearby pond in a bid to escape.
Later, the BGB men detained two of them and seized ice worth Tk 5 crore from their possession. The detainees were later handed over to the local police.