The BGB recovered 4 kg 185 gms of crystal meth ice and 50,000 yaba in a raid on the zero line border of Naf River at Teknaf in Cox’s Bazar. The drugs were recovered at midnight on Tuesday (January 18) in an operation at the zero line of the waters adjoining Jaliardwip on the Naf River in Sadar Union of Teknaf Upazila.
This information was given by Lieutenant Colonel Sheikh Khalid Mohammad Iftekhar, Commander of BGB’s Teknaf 2 Battalion on Wednesday (January 19) morning.
Lt. Colonel Khalid said a BGB team launched an operation at midnight on Tuesday on reports of large shipments of drugs being smuggled from Myanmar across the border into the Naf River near Jaliardwip in Teknaf. At one stage, the BGB members saw a hand-drawn boat coming across the shore island of the Naf River and approaching the island of Jaliar in Bangladesh. The boat stopped and tried to flee to Myanmar.
At that time BGB members fired at the boat. The occupants of the boat jumped over the Naf River and fled to Myanmar. The boat left behind by the speedboats was later seized. A search of the boat turned up 4 kg 185 grams of crystal meth ice and 50,000 yaba hidden inside the deck.
The BGB official said, “It was not possible to arrest anyone involved in the smuggling even after conducting raids at various places along the Naf River.” The estimated value of the recovered drugs is 22 crore 36 lakh 50 thousand rupees.
The recovered drugs have been kept at the BGB’s Teknaf Battalion office and legal action has been taken at Teknaf police station in this regard. Colonel Khalid Mohammad Iftekhar.