e-News® | The NEW Company…CHITTAGONG, June 21, 2015 : Rapid Action Battalion (RAB)-7 has arrested an Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI)of police of Special Branch (SB) Mahfuz and his car driver along with 6.80 lakh pieces of contraband Yaba tablets from Lalpur of Feni on Sunday morning.
ASI Mahfuz aged 35 was posted in Dhaka in SB technical section. The driver of the car in which the yaba was being carried is Jabed Ali, 30. Mahfuz was carrying the large Yaba consignment from Cox’s Bazar to Dhaka along with his car driver Jabed, RAB-7 Staff Officer Sohel Mahmud said. He said, a team of RAB-7 arrested them after injuring an infant by knocking him down at Lalpur of Feni at 11 am today.
Later, the RAB official recovered TK seven lakh in cash, four mobile sets, eight credit cards of different banks and three notes book where the record of Yaba selling accounts and money was written.
‘Yaba’ is the Burmese name for methamphetamine tablets produced in Myanmar’s infamous ‘Golden Triangle’. SB Assistant Sub-Inspector Mohammad Mahfuzur Rahman, posted in Dhaka, was carrying the large Yaba consignment from Cox’s Bazar to Dhaka, RAB-7 Staff Officer Sohel Mahmud said.
He and his driver were both nabbed early on Sunday. Details would be revealed later, the RAB official said. In neighbouring India also, security officials serving in the country’s troubled Northeast have often been found smuggling contraband such as Yaba and heroine.
The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has arrested a police officer from Feni’s Lalpole with 680,000 pieces of contraband Yaba tablets. ‘Yaba’ is the street name for methamphetamine tablets produced in Myanmar’s infamous ‘Golden Triangle’. Special Branch Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Md Mahfuzur Rahman, posted in Dhaka, was carrying the large Yaba consignment from Cox’s Bazar to Dhaka, Feni-based RAB-7 Staff Officer Sohel Mahmud said.
He was travelling in his own car with his driver. A patrol of the elite police unit chased the car after hearing it had ran over a child at Lalpole. ASI Rahman was driving the car while his driver Jabed Ali was in the passenger seat, said the RAB official.
“A total of 680,000 pieces of Yaba tablets were found after searching the vehicle.” He said the consignment was worth TK 272 million.
Four mobile phones, Tk 700,000 in cash and credits card were also found with the two along with three notebooks, which the RAB claims contain accounts of Yaba trade. “The notebooks contain transaction histories worth Tk 284 million with 14 persons,” said RAB officer Mahmud. Initial interrogation revealed that ASI Rahman developed contact with Yaba traders while he was posted at Cox’s Bazar’s Teknaf between 2011 and 2013, he added.
“Mahfuzur (Rahman) said that he was told by Cox’s Bazar Detective Branch ASI Md Belal and Chittagong’s Kumira Police Outpost in-charge ASI Md Ashik to carry the consignment to Dhaka,” said Mahmud. The consignment was supposed to handed over to one Md Motaleb, a High Court lawyer’s assistant, lawyer ‘Zakir’, police Constable ‘Shahin’, ‘Kashem’ and ‘Gias’, the RAB officer said quoting the arrested ASI. In neighbouring India also, security officials serving in the country’s troubled Northeast have often been found smuggling contraband such as Yaba and heroine. Three years ago, an Indian army lieutenant colonel was arrested with an SUV full of such contraband in Manipur state bordering Myanmar.
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