Over 100 Yaba traders surrender to police in Cox’s Bazar
Over 100 Yaba traders, including 10 relatives of former MP Abdur Rahman Bodi, who had been kept at a police safe house, formally surrendered to police on Saturday.
The traffickers, including 35 people who are named as ‘godfathers’ on the government’s anti-narcotics list, surrendered at an event on the Teknaf Pilot High School ground on Saturday.
The ceremony was held in the presence of Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan and Inspector General of Police Mohammad Jabed Patwary.
A total 102 Yaba traders surrendered to police and deposited 0.35 million Yaba tablets and 30 firearms, UNB reported.
Around 44 people were killed in gunfights with law enforcers or rivals in the district since the crackdown against drugs began on May 15 last. Of them, 40 were killed in Teknaf alone. Calling for a yaba-free Bangladesh, he instructed law enforcers to continue their anti-drug operations against the banned methamphetamine-based substance.
Several top officials, including deputy inspector general of Chattogram police, monitored the arrangements for the event, said ABM Masud Hossain, superintendent of Cox’s Bazar police.
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