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  • Choppers may be used to smuggle yaba

    Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan has asked private helicopter operators “to be more cautious” after receiving information that choppers were being used for smuggling yaba pills.

  • Man held with 30,000 yaba pills

    Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested a man with 30,000 pieces of yaba pills from the road in front of Dinajpur Police Station on Tuesday afternoon.

  • Yaba godfathers

    43 godfathers still at large

    Despite the surrender of 102 top narcos in Teknaf, yaba smuggling continues under the supervision of some listed godfathers and hundi traders who recently launched credit sales of the pink pills.

  • Satire: SomeBODI that I used to know

    The #ThoughtsandPrayers agency in heaven went into delirium on Saturday when famed anti-drug activist Baby Boudee held a milad-e-mehfil, requesting divine intervention to rid the country of the scourge of drugs.

  • Yaba Trade in Cox's Bazar: Situation changes, so does strategy

    With law enforcers locking up listed drug dealers and smugglers, new groups are filling their shoes adopting generous marketing strategies, including sales on credit. They are also using new routes to smuggle in yaba from Myanmar.

  • Couriers of misfortune

    On July 6, a nine-year-old boy was stopped at Damdamia check post in Cox's Bazar by the BGB, upon receiving information that Rohingya women and children were being used as drug mules.

  • Watch out!

    The figures are alarming. Every year, an estimated Tk 6,000 crore worth of yaba is sold in the country, which would come to 30 crore pieces of the drug. It is a back-of-the-envelope calculation. Last year, 40 million pills were seized by different agencies, which according to standard calculation is about 10 percent of the total drug that got into the market.

  • Flourishing yaba trade

    According to a news report in this paper on May 6, law enforcers arrested a physician in possession of yaba pills, who is a post-graduate student and enrolled in BCS. Recent reports tell us that educated people have joined a growing army of dealers who trade in this illicit drug that has seen a phenomenal rise in usage over the years. Indeed, we find that over the course of a decade, yaba shipment hauls by law enforcers jumped from 36,543 pills in

  • New route for yaba trade

    New route for yaba trade

    A syndicate is bringing yaba pills from Teknaf to Dhaka through a new route after the contraband tablets are smuggled from

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    Yaba Trade in Ctg: Covered vans used for cover

    A section of smugglers are allegedly operating transport agencies in Chittagong and Cox's Bazar to move drugs under cover, say insiders and investigators.

  • 10 ‘yaba traders’ held in Dhaka

    Detectives arrest 10 alleged Yaba traders along with 70,000 pieces of the contraband tablets from Darus Salam in Dhaka.