Additional superintendent of airport Armed Police Battalion, Ziaul Haque, said Saddam wanted to smuggle out the yaba to Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
"Saddam was supposed to take a SalamAir flight to Saudi Arabia. Our sleuths detected the drugs inside his checked-in luggage during routine frisking. A thorough search later helped us seize the drugs," he said.
During interrogation, the accused told police that he had collected 8,950 pieces of yaba from a person in Cumilla and was supposed to deliver the same to a man in Dammam.
Saddam was booked under the Narcotics Control Act before as well, officials said.