Chattogram, Aug 9 (UNB) - Members of Rapid Action Battalion detained two people along with 31,500 yaba pills from a microbus on Mariners' Road in the port city on Thursday night.
The detainees are Md Anwar Islam, 21 and Omar Rayhan Arafat, 20, both hailed from Cox’s Bazar.
A press release issued on Friday afternoon said, RAB members held a check-post at Fishery Ghat area of the Mariners' road on Thursday night after being informed that a large consignment of drugs was being smuggled into Chattogram,
They challenged a Chattogram-bound microbus at the check-post and detained the duo.
Later, law enforcers recovered the 31,500 yaba pills concealed in the microbus and seized the
The contraband drugs valued at about 1.57 crore taka while the seized microbus is of Tk 20 lac, said the press release, adding that a total of 62,69,793 yaba tablets were recovered so far this year,