Acting on a tip-off, the Border Security Force (BSF) seized a huge consignment of contraband tablets, around 4500 strips, namely ‘Yaba’ from Mankachar border area of South Salmara-Mankachar district of Assam on Wednesday night.
Yaba tablet, which is a combination of caffeine and methamphetamine, is very popular in Myanmar and Bangladesh over the past decade and which is commonly used by the youths for addiction in large scale.
In this connection, BSF has also apprehended two drug paddlers who have been identified as Samsul Alom, aged around 30 years and Noor Mohammad, aged around 48 years and both are residents of Sonapara village under Mankachar police station of South Salmara-Mankachar district.
The market value of the aforesaid seized drugs has been estimated as more than Rs five lakhs.
Notably, this is the second huge consignment of Yaba tablets seized by BSF.
Earlier, on March 14, a similar consignment was seized from a Guwahati bound bus at Gauripur town of Dhubri district.
The sources further revealed that the demands of these kinds of drugs in metro cities of the country are huge, and all these type of medicines are being transported here through the different international borders of the entire North-east.