Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) arrested five suspected drug peddlers and seized around 90,000 pieces of Yaba tablets from their possession in Cox's Bazaar.
The arrestees were identified as Md Shamsul Alam, 25, Md Akhter Hossain, 35, Md Hossain, 28, Md Jamir Hossain, 50, and Md Kefayetullah, 30.
Following a tip-off that a trawler carrying a huge consignment of counterfeit goods might arrive at Mistri ghat from Myanmar on Monday, a team from BGB-2 Battalion Teknaf raided an anchored vessel, Colonel Mohammad Faisal Hasan Khan, the head of the battalion, told the media.
After a thorough search, the BGB personnel seized the huge quantity of Yaba tablets hidden inside the oil tank and took the five peddlers on board the vessel into custody.
In an unrelated incident, a patrol team of the BGB 2 battalion seized some 14,000 pieces of Yaba tablets near the Damdamia check post in Teknaf.
Sources said that the BGB personnel signalled a biker to stop for checking at the post but he abandoned the two-wheeler and disappeared in the mountains. A search resulted in the drug haul, the sources said, reports UNB.