The arrestees were Ntini Twum Frank, 27, and Richard Dzifa Appiae, 28. Further details about them were not available.
Officer-in-charge of Bakalia Police Station Mohammad Nezam Uddin said the two Ghanaian citizens got down from a bus in Shah Amanat Bridge area around 2am while going to Dhaka from Cox’s Bazar.
Following their suspicious movement, police challenged them and recovered the Yaba pills from their possession after a search, he said, adding that law enforcers later detained them.
During interrogation, the duo revealed that they were smuggling the drugs for one Mohammad Masud in the capital, the OC said.
Following the information, police arrested Masud from Bashundhara Residential Area in the capital in the afternoon, he said.
Citing the Ghanaian nationals, the OC said they are footballers and play in different football leagues in Bangladesh.