A man was arrested with 5,300 yaba pills in his possession in Karnaphuli upazila of Chattogram yesterday, police said.
The arrestee was identified as former madrasa teacher Abdul Mannan, 35, hailing from Narsingdi, said Alamgir Mahmud, officer-in-charge of Karnaphuli Police Station.
Tipped off, police arrested Mannan in Choumuhuni Shikalbaha area around 11:00am, while he was waiting to get on a bus to Dhaka, the OC said.
During primary interrogation, Mannan told police that he was a teacher at a madrasa in Narsingdi, but got involved in drug trading due to poverty.
A case was filed in this regard with Karnaphuli Police Station.