Yaba tablets
Rijaul Karim who was nabbed along with Yaba tablets. Image credit - Northeast Now

The troops of Border Security Force (BSF) deployed in Dhubri sector apprehended one Indian drug paddler along with 8,100 Yaba tablets on Friday night.

The drug peddler was nabbed from the bordering area of Bhaluk Kandi under South Salmara Mankachar district of lower Assam.

“Acting on a specific tip-off on Friday night at about 9:45 pm, BSF troops launched a joint operation with local police of South Salmara police station in Bhaluk Kandi village,” said sources.

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“During operation, the joint team was able to apprehended one Indian Yaba tablet courier. From his possession, the team recovered 8,100 Yaba tablets which he was trying to smuggle from India to Bangladesh,” sources reveled.

The market value of the seized tablets is over Rs 40 lakh (the value of one Yaba tablet is Rs.500).

The apprehended Indian Yaba tablet courier has been identified as 30-year-old Rijaul Karem, son of Jainal Abedin, a resident of Bhalukandi village in Pattakattaa under South Salmara police station in South Salmara Mankachar district.

He has been handed over to the police for further legal action.

The BSF troops were able to apprehend the smuggler as they remain alert along the Indo-bangla border and are making all endeavors to contain such trans-border crimes.

Yaba tablet contains a mixture of methamphetamine and caffeine.

The illicit use of this drug combination has caused problems in the South East Asian countries.

Mukesh Kr Singh

Mukesh Kr Singh is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dhubri. He can be reached at: mkdhubri@gmail.com