| DHAKA, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) — Bangladesh’s anti-crime elite force Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) Wednesday seized over 200,000 yaba tablets in capital Dhaka.
Four persons were arrested with suspected links to the seizure of the yaba pills from two vehicles which reached Dhaka from Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh’s southernmost district bordering Myanmar, RAB spokesman Mufti Mahmud Khan told journalists at a press conference.
Acting on a tip-off, he said a patrol team of RAB personnel seized the yaba tablets, often used for sexual stimulation.
The pills worth about 72 million taka (about 858,333 U.S. dollars) were hidden in a covered van’s ceiling and in spare tyres of a truck, he said.
Yaba tablets have been increasingly popular among drug users, despite efforts of law enforcement agencies to contain the dangers of the narcotics trade.
On Jan. 17, 2016, RAB seized 2.8 million yaba tablets, the biggest ever seizure of contraband yaba tablets in the country so far in a day. Enditem