Coast guards have recovered seven lakh pieces of contraband yaba pills from a boat in Naf River.
The boat was also seized, reports our Cox’s Bazar correspondent quoting Lt Sohel Rana, station commander of Teknaf Coast Guard.
On information that a large consignment of yaba from Myanmar was entering into Bangladesh’s territory, a Coast Guard team led by Lt Sohel Rana took position in Naf River last night, the official said.
Around midnight, as a boat entered the maritime boundary of Bangladesh and began coming towards the coast, the Coast Guard team signaled the boat to stop. In response, the crew of the swam away leaving the boat sunken in the water, he also said.
Later, the coast guards conducted a search and recovered the yaba pills from the boat, the station commander added.
Preparations were on to file a case with Teknaf Police Station in this connection, he added.