2 held with 24,000 yaba pills Narsingdi

Publish: 3:53 PM, September 22, 2018 | Update: 3:53:PM, September 22, 2018

Md Selim Miah, Narsingdi Correspondent:
Members of Shibpur Police Station have arrested two drug traders along with 24 thousand pieces of Yaba in Shibpur from Narsingdi. The estimated cost of the yaba pills are approximately Tk 72 lakh. The yaba was recovered from Itakhola on Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Shibpur upazila on Friday night.
Narsingdi police super press confirmed the matter at a press conference on Saturday. The detainees are Shapon Sheikh (30), son of Shahjahan Sheikh of Ashrafpur village in Shibpur thana, and Saiful Islam (35), son of Ibrahim Mia of Purpura area of same upazila. Police have also arrested the truck used for Yaba shipment.
Police Super Saifullah Al Mamun (BPM, PPM) said at the press conference that, ‘we are working to stop drug shipment in Narsingdi. In the same context, we have come to know that huge shipments of Yaba from Cox’s Bazar are coming to Narsingdi. Intelligence were active for several days to catch the cycle. On the basis of secret information, the police of Shibpur Police took position at Dhaka Sylhet highway at Itakhola. At around 11:30 pm, a truck (Dhaka Metro T-18-7653) and its driver and associate were detained. Later, after searching the truck 24 thousand pieces of yaba was recovered. Those arrested in the initial interrogation said that they were working as per the sayings of the truck owners, Zillur Rahman and Oliullah Bhuiyan of the Ashrafpur area. Shibpur Model Police Station has filed a case under the Control of Drugs Control Act in Shibpur Model Police Station against the arrest of Swapan Sheikh, Saiful Islam, Zillur Rahman and Oliullah Bhuiyan.