1.3m pieces of yaba seized in Cox’s Bazar, 2 Rohingyas held

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested two Rohingyas carrying 1.3 million (13 lakh) yaba pills from a boat in the coastal area of the Bay of Bengal in Cox's Bazar district early Monday.

The consignment has a street value of Tk 520 million (52 crore).

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The arrested persons are Mohammad Ayaz, son of Bashir Ahmed of Balukhali Rohingya camp and Mohammad Billal, 45, son of Abdul Majid of Sadar upazila.

Tipped off, a team of RAB-15 conducted a drive in the area and arrested two Rohingya from a boat along with the yaba pills, said additional director general of RAB (operation) colonel Tofayel Mostafa Sarwar.

A case was filed in this connection.