Huge drugs haul in Dhaka, two arrested

November 14th, 2007 - 2:54 am ICT by admin  
Yaba, the Thai word for “crazy medicine,” is a tablet form of methamphetamine, a powerful stimulant.

Amin Huda and his close aide Ahsanul Haque Hasan were arrested at Huda’s Gulshan office with 130,000 Yaba tablets.

The elite force also suspects that Huda is one of the top barons of the drug business in Bangladesh.

The Rab also seized over 5,000 Yaba’s alternative drugs ice pills, ice pill preparing chemical, foreign liquor, phensidyle, over Tk 46 lakh and currencies of six other countries.

Illegal voice over internet protocol (VoIP) equipment estimated to be worth over Tk 5 crore was also seized from Manticor Technology Ltd office.

According to sources in Narcotics Control Department (NCD), Huda has been manufacturing Yaba tablets in Bangladesh since 1999-2000.

Rab Director General Hasan Mahmood Khandkar was quoted as saying that it is not yet possible to manufacture Yaba inside the country and the drugs are being smuggled into Bangladesh through different routes.

Though production of Yaba is banned round the globe, it is being reportedly manufactured illegally in Myanmar and Thailand. (ANI)

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