Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) today claimed to have detained an alleged drug peddler with 9,910 pieces of yaba pills from Kotwali area of Chattogram city.
The detainee was identified as Jakir Hossain, 49, son of late Mohammad Ali of Dulahajra in Chakaria upazila of Cox’s Bazar, reports our correspondent quoting Major Mehedi Hasan of Rab-7.
The recovered yaba pills are worth around Tk 50 lakh, he said.
Tipped-off, a Rab-7 team conducted a drive at Andarkilla intersection under Kotwali Police Station around 1:45pm and detained Jakir with the contraband yaba pills in his possession, the Rab official also said.
In primary interrogation, Jakir confessed that he was intending to sell the drugs, Major Mehedi added.
Filing of a case in this connection with Kotwali Police Station was underway.