Two arrested with 3,000 yaba tablets in stomach at Dhaka airport
07:27 PM, March 21, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 07:41 PM, March 21, 2019

2 held with 3,000 yaba in stomach at Dhaka airport

Two passengers were held with three thousand pieces of yaba tablets inside their stomachs at the domestic terminal of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport today.

Acting on a tip-off, the airport armed police and the Department of Narcotics Control (DNC) detained them from the premise of the domestic terminal around 12:30pm, Alamgir Hosen, additional superintendent of police (Ops and Media) of Airport Armed Police, told The Daily Star.

The detainees -- Mamun Mallick, 31, and Md Jabul Sheikh, 30, -- came to Dhaka from Cox's Bazar by a Novoair flight around 11:50am, the police official said.

Later, the yaba tablets, worth around Tk nine lakh, were detected in their stomachs through x-ray.

A case was filed against them with the Airport Police Station under the Narcotics Control Act.

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