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  • ASI busted with 50k yaba pills in Narayanganj

    Detectives arrested an assistant sub-inspector of Narayanganj Sadar Model Police Station in possession of 50,000 yaba tablets yesterday, police said.

  • Sniffed out by the dogs

    Around 9:30pm last Saturday, a police team stopped a motorbike in the capital's Palashi Residential Area. Alleged yaba dealers they had arrested earlier told them that a bike, registered in Chittagong, would have yaba pills stashed inside.

  • Department of Narcotics Control

    Tougher law to deal with drug cases

    The Department of Narcotics Control (DNC) has drafted a law keeping a provision of death penalty for producing or processing more than 200 grams of yaba pills or the same amount of its ingredients.

  • Who will guard the guards?

    We are horrified to learn that two members of the Detective Branch (DB) of police have sold off more than 700,000 seized yaba tablets and made a profit of Tk 8 crore! That the very custodians of the law are now increasingly engaged in criminal activities is a very ominous sign for law enforcement in the country. Such acts cannot be tolerated because the illegal yaba trade has been declared the number one problem in narcotics by the government! Reportedly, there are ongoing investigations into the matter.

  • Two Biman crew members busted with Yaba in Riyadh

    Saudi law enforcement on Tuesday detained two flight attendants of Biman Bangladesh Airlines from a hotel in Riyadh on charge of

  • 'Police seize yaba, become dealers'

    Detectives in Cox's Bazar sold off 7.22 lakh yaba pills they had seized for Tk 8 crore, according to a complaint filed by a sub-inspector.

  • HC directs govt to stop narcotics influx

    The High Court directs the government to take effective steps to prevent illegal influx of narcotics including Yaba, cannabis and Phensidyl across the country particularly in bordering districts--Cox’s Bazar and Bandarban through conducting inquiry.

  • 3 lakh pieces yaba seized at St Maritn’s Island

    Members of Coast Guard in a drive have recovered three lakh pieces of Yaba tablets from St. Martin's Island in Teknaf upazila.

  • Yaba factory busted in Ctg, 2.5 lakh pills seized

    Detectives bust a yaba factory and arrest four persons including a woman with 2.5 lakh pieces of the contraband drug in Chittagong city.

  • Rohingya man held with 35,000 yaba tablets

    A Rohingya man has been held at Cox’s Bazar’s Teknaf with 35,000 pieces of contraband yaba tablets.

  • The yellow menace

    Law enforcers are concerned about a new variety of yaba, because unlike the conventional pills, these are yellow, odourless and large enough to be mistaken for prescription drugs.

  • 3 Rohingya youths held with 20,000 yaba in Teknaf

    Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members has arrested three Rohingya youths along with 20,925 pieces of yaba from Naf river in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar.

  • Yaba trade in Bangladesh

    The torrent of Yaba inflow into our country and rapid increase in its use, particularly amongst the youth is, perhaps, the biggest danger faced by the society after the threat of extremism. History is replete with examples of devastation of societies due to unbridled use of addictive substances.

  • 1750 yaba tablets seized

    Detective Branch (DB) of Police in separate drives arrested two drug peddlers with illegal drugs and arms in Dewanganj and Islampur upazilas of the district on Monday night.

  • The curse of yaba persists

    Methamphetamine, commonly known as “yaba,” has over the last decade taken a hold on our society as it went from a trendy, synthetic drug for the elite to mass consumption.

  • ‘Yaba trader’ killed in Patuakhali ‘shootout’

    Alleged Yaba trader is killed in a “gunfight” with Rapid Action Battalion in Patuakhali town.

  • 80,000 yaba tablets seized

    The Border Guard Bangladesh arrested a Myanmar national and seized 80,000 yaba tablets worth around Tk 2.4 crore at Teknaf in Cox's Bazar yesterday morning.

  • 80,000 Yaba pills recovered in Teknaf

    Border Guard Bangladesh in separate drives arrest a Myanmar citizen and recovered 80,000 pieces Yaba tablet from different areas in Teknaf.

  • Myanmarese among 7 held with 7 lakh yaba

    A Myanmar national is among seven people held with 7 lakh pieces of contraband yaba tablets from Cox’s Bazar Sadar upazila this afternoon.

  • Tk 2cr yaba seized, 3 held

    Department of Narcotics Control seizes 86,000 pieces of contraband yaba worth around Tk 2 crore and arrests a “wholesaler” in Gazipur and two others in Motijheel, Dhaka.

  • 2 held with 70,000 yaba pills in Dhaka

    Detectives arrest two people along with 70,000 contraband yaba tablets from Khilgaon area in the capital Dhaka.

  • Yaba trader held with 28,500 pills in Dhaka

    Police arrest a yaba trader along with 28500 pieces of tablets from Shahjahanpur area in Dhaka.

  • 3 lakh yaba tablets seized at Teknaf border

    Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) recovered three lakh yaba tablets from a fishing trawler at Shahpuri Dwip in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar last night.

  • 5 lakh yaba seized in Narayanganj, 5 held

    Law enforcers claim arrest of 5 including a “leading” yaba trader and seize over 5 lakh contraband tablets from them in Narayanganj.

  • 1.50 lakh yaba seized, ‘smuggler’ held in Ctg

    Rapid Action Battalion today claimed to have detained a smuggler with 1.50 lakh yaba tablets from a house in Anwara upazila of Chittagong.

  • 3 held with gold, yaba at Kamalapur station

    Police claim to have detained three people with five kilograms of gold and contraband yaba tablets from Dhaka’s railway station.

  • Tk 11cr yaba seized in Cox’s Bazar, 5 held

    Rapid Action Battalion seizes 2.70 lakh pieces of contraband yaba tablets worth around Tk 11 crore and detains five people in Cox’s Bazar ahead of Eid.

  • Yaba menace pervading

    WE are deeply concerned by a recent report of this newspaper revealing that about 50 lakh Yaba pills are trafficked into the country and consumed every day, most of which come from Myanmar.

  • 2 smugglers held with 1.20 lakh yaba tablets

    Detectives arrest two smugglers along with 120,000 pieces of yaba in Demra area of Dhaka