Border Guard Bangladesh have seized Tk 335.78 crore worth of drugs including yaba, crystal meth and arrested 434 drug peddlers from bordering areas of Cox’s Bazar so far this year.
BGB revealed the information in a press release Saturday.
On Friday, BGB arrested 5 peddlers with 6.9 lakh pieces of yaba tablets worth Tk 20.70 Crore while conducting a special drive, said BGB.
Following a tip off, a patrol team led by Lieutenant Colonel Md Mehedi Hossain Kabir, commander of BGB-34 conducted a drive at yaba godfather Iqbal Hossain’s house at Ukhia Korbunia area and arrested four peddlers with 50,000 of yaba tablets.
Later they recovered another six lakh yaba tablets from a deep forest area under the Rejuparareju and Garjanbunia border outpost
A separate patrol team of BGB detained another drug peddler with 40,000 yaba tablets from the Rejupara border outpost area.
Since January, BGB recovered 56,01,025 yaba tablets and 33.55 Kg crystal meth during drives at Cox’s Bazar, Teknaf, Ramu and Naikhongchari border areas, said BGB in its release.