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Coast Guard arrests seven Myanmar citizens with 280,000 pieces of Yaba

| Updated: December 05, 2020 13:43:00


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Coast Guard arrests seven Myanmar citizens with 280,000 pieces of Yaba

Bangladesh Coast Guard has arrested seven Myanmar nationals in Teknaf of Cox’s Bazar on Wednesday with 280,000 pieces of Yaba.

In-Charge of Coast Guard Teknaf Station Lt Commander Amirul said they spotted a trawler in Katabunia area of Naf River at 4:00 am during a regular patrolling.

When they asked the trawler to stop, it tried to flee but the patrol successfully managed to reach the trawler and recovered the Yaba pills from two jerry cans, he said.

Seven Myanmar citizens, who are involved in regular Yaba smuggling to Bangladesh, were arrested from the trawler, Amirul said.

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