On the basis of secret information, Bangladesh Coast Guard station Hatia under BCG South Zone held a yaba trader with 165 yaba pills from Panchayet village under Nalchira union of Noakhali's Hatia on Friday late night.
The yaba trader was identified as Md. Farooq alias Maqsood, 38, a resident of Panchayet village and the son of late Chowdhury Miah. The seized yaba and the drug dealer were later handed over to Hatia police station for further legal action.
The Coast Guard will continue its operations in the areas under the jurisdiction of BCG to maintain law and order as well as to curb piracy, forest piracy and robbery.