The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested three alleged drug peddlers along with 19,000 Yaba tablets from a bus in Chattogram on Friday.
The arrestees were identified as Md Sabuj, 32, Palash Mondal, 28, and Md Nasir Hawlader, 30, hailing from Dhaka.
A team of RAB-7 signalled a 'Shyamoli Paribahan' bus at a special check-post in front of Saikat Hotel under Kotwali Police Station at noon, said Mimtanur Rahman, senior assistant director (Media) of the elite force, reports UNB.
When the RAB members started to search the passengers, three of them tried to flee.
However, the law enforcers arrested them after a chase and recovered the Yaba pills searching their bodies