Myanmar Yaba pills routed Bangladesh through Indian border point
Narinjara News, 22 August 2019
Banned Yaba pills from Myanmar are now being smuggled into Bangladesh by several Indian agents through some border points. According to the Bangladeshi media, those Indian agents (syndicates) initially smuggle the pills from Myanmar and then send to Bangladesh through their carriers.
Bangladesh police have found evidences that Indian agents are now active in the illegal profession. They have recently arrested one Indian national who tried to carry Yaba tablets to their country.
Those tablets are normally sold to Bangladeshi dealers by those agents.
The Daily Star, a popular English daily newspaper published from Dhaka, yesterday reported that their police forces have arrested Indian national Md Abdus Sabur (around 34 years old) along with two Bangladeshi dealers namely Shamsul Alam (28) and Jakeer Hossain (40) from a house in Rampura locality of Dhaka.
Quoting a senior Bangladesh police officer Mashiur Rahman, the newspaper also revealed that the enforcers recovered around 10,000 Yaba tablets from their custody.
The smugglers earlier used border town Teknaf, opposite to Maungdaw of Myanmar, as the gateway to transfer Yaba tablets to Bangladesh. But now they have changed the route as the vigilance has been tightened in Teknaf under Cox's Bazar district of Bangladesh.
Presently several Indian agents start using Kurigram district under Rangpur division of Bangladesh to send Yaba pills. Rowmari-Mankachar border point is understood to be used frequently by the smugglers.
They collect the pills from Myanmar and then take those to Assam through Tripura in northeast India before sending into Bangladesh, claimed the media report.