5 held, 1.2 lakh yaba seized in city


Staff Reporter:

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested five suspected drug dealers and recovered 1.20 lakh pieces of contraband Yaba tablets from Bashundhara residential area here on early Monday.

The arrestees are identified as Sirajul Islam alias Rubel, 32, his wife Sumiya Sultana Riya, 24, Mofijul Islam, 28, Md Shaker, 24, and microbus driver Jasim Uddin.

Acting on a tip-off, a special team of Rab-1 conducted a raid at a flat located on the 4th floor of a multi-storied building at Plot-150, Road-10 in Block-G of Bashundhara residential area at 3:20 am.

During the raid, the elite force recovered 20,000 pieces of Yaba pills from the flat and one lakh pieces from inside a microbus which was parked in the building, said a Rab-1 official.

The flat was used as the distribution point of Yaba consignment. The seized microbus was being used to carry Yaba tablets from Dhaka to other districts including Khulna, Jessore and Benapole.unb


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