Border Guard Bangladesh arrested a man with 2000g of crystal meth from Mithapanichara of Teknaf on Wednesday, reportedly the biggest haul of this dangerous drug in the country, an officer said.
The arrestee has been identified as Md Mujib, 20.
The street value of the contraband items is around Tk 10 crore, informed Lt Col Md Faisal Hasan Khan, commanding officer of BGB Battalion 2 of Teknaf.
Tipped off, a special patrol team of Teknaf BGB-2 conducted a search operation at a house in Mithapanichhara around 1 pm Wednesday.
Mujib made a failed attempt to escape through the back door of the house, which was surrounded by the BGB team.
Two kg or 2000g of crystal meth was seized from him, the officer said.
The arrestee will be handed over to Teknaf police and a case will be filed at the police station over the drug bust, added Col Faisal.
Crystal meth, also known as ‘ice’, is a powerful drug that affects the central nervous system. It comes in the form of clear crystals or shiny blue-white rocks.