An assistant chief prison guard of Cumilla Central Jail was arrested with contraband Yaba tables on Monday.
The official was identified as Tariqul Islam Shahin, son of Ful Mia of Sitakunda upazila in Chattogram district.
Cumilla Central Jail Senior Jail Superintendent Shahjahan Ahmed said Tariqul joined here on June 15, 1996.
“I got an information that Tariqul is involved with drug trading among the detainees at the central jail,” Shahjahan said.
“We called him after getting secret information that he is carrying the Yaba pills with him while on duty. We recovered 106 pieces of Yaba tablets after his body search and 416 pieces from his bedroom,” he said.
In primary interrogation, Tariqul confessed that he was involved with drug trading for long.
Later, he was handed over to the police. A case was filed with Kotwali Model Police Station in this connection, the official added.