(Narinjara News, 14 October 2014):
According to local media outlets, the successful operation was done at 8 pm of October 13 by a patrolling squad of Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB).
The troop from No 42 Battalion based in Taknaf, which is opposite to Burma’s Maungdaw town, could seize 77,512 Yaba tablets from a boat in Naf river that separates Bangladesh from Burma.
The stimulating tablets are understood to be worth Taka 23.2 million (1 USD=80 Bangladeshi Taka), said a BGB official. However, the searching team could not arrest anybody, as the rowing vessel was got abandoned by the drug traffickers.
Earlier the BGB personnel from the same battalion seized 100,000 Yaba tablets worth Taka 30 million from a locality under Teknaf township in the early hours of October 12.
Similarly, the Bangladesh border police force seized 40,000 Yaba tablets from the same location on the night of October 11. No one could be arrested as the traffickers managed to escape before the security personnel arrived in the location.
All the Yaba tablets are believed to be trafficked from Burma to Bangladesh as it is a lucrative business, though illegal, in the south Asian country. It is understood that a Yaba tablet is sold in far higher prices in Bangladesh than in Burma.