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Bangladesh Rapid Action Battalion seizes 2 lakh contraband yaba tablets, nabs top drug dealer

Bangladesh Rapid Action Battalion seizes 2 lakh contraband yaba tablets, nabs top drug dealer

CHITTAGONG: Bangladesh Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has seized 2,15,314 yaba tablets, Tk19 lakh and arrested a top yaba drug dealer along with five of his associates after a special drive in Chittagong and Gazipur here the other day.

Based on an intelligence report, the RAB officials went on a drive on Tuesday midnight and arrested drug kingpin Jahidul Islam alias Alo, 35, around 3am from the Moddhorampur Amin Contractor Road area of Halishahar, Chittagong, Commander Mufti Mahmud Khan, RAB’s legal and media wing director told Customs Today.

“At that time, Alo’s driver Jashim Uddin Rana, 35, was also arrested from the spot with an imported pistol, a magazine, three rounds of bullets, 20,000 pieces of yaba tablets and a Toyota Premio car,” informed Mahmud Khan, addressing a briefing at the RAB headquarters in Uttara of the capital here the other day.

The RAB claimed that Alo was the leader of a smuggling gang and during the interrogation he gave out the address of a house where a huge quantity of yaba tablets was reserved.

The RAB raided the said house situated in the same area from where Alo was detained and found 1.90 lakh yaba tablets, cash Tk18.99 lakh, one motorbike, 37 mobile sets, 20 SIM cards, one video camera, two cameras, three laptops, various modern equipment to transport yaba and eight cheque books of various banks.

“We also arrested Abdul Malek Rasel, 27, Md Shahed, 24, Md Jabed, 25, and Md Jakir, 26, who worked as Alo’s associates,” Mahmud Khan said.

During the interrogation, Alo admitted that he was actively involved with yaba trading and sold the tablets in the capital and Chittagong area having brought the drugs from China and Myanmar.

He also declared that he had nearly Tk2.58 crore, collected by selling drugs, reserved in various banks.

A case was filed with Chandanish police station in this regard.