Four Rohingya landed at the airport in Dhaka with a large amount of yaba in their stomachs for smuggling. APBN arrested four members of the same family. The four are accompanied by two children.
A case under the Drug Smuggling Act was registered against them at the airport police station on Friday.
The family members who came to Dhaka are Ahmed (28), his wife Achia Begum (25), Achia’s brother’s son Md. Rubel (15) and Rubel’s aunt Johura Begum (30). Johura’s 10-month-old daughter Umm Chalma and Achia’s 7-month-old son Umayer Hossain are also with them. Among them, 6,275 pieces of yaba in 130 polythene packets were removed from the stomachs of Rubel, Achia, Johura and Ahmed with the help of doctors.
Airport Armed Police Additional Superintendent of Police Mohammad Ziaul Haque told Samakal, ‘The Rohingya family landed in Dhaka last Thursday at 7 pm on a Novo Air flight from Cox’s Bazar with yaba in their stomachs for the purpose of smuggling. After landing, they came under surveillance when they were suspected by the airport APBN intelligence team. At that time they were arrested and taken to the airport APBN office. On interrogation they denied carrying yaba and also claimed themselves as Bengali family. But later four members of the family were taken to a pathology center in Uttara for examination. Yaba was taken out of the stomach of four people there.’
Mohammad Ziaul Haque also said, ‘They were taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Thursday night after it was confirmed that they were carrying Yaba. There, these yaba were taken out from the stomach of four people.’
All the accused are Rohingyas who came from Myanmar and took shelter in Leda refugee camp in Teknaf, Cox’s Bazar.