Bangladesh cricket participant in police custody for possessing yaba drug
A Bangladeshi court docket on Monday despatched a feminine cricketer to 2 days police custody after she used to be arrested with 14,000 capsules of in style drug yaba, as methamphetamine is widely recognized in Asia, a senior police officer mentioned.
Intake of yaba is booming in Bangladesh, with seizures by myself leaping greater than 2,500 p.c to 29.4 million capsules in 2016 when compared with 2011. Govt officers say the trade is value an estimated $3 billion every year.
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Following a tip-off, police arrested Najrin Khan Mukta, 23, within the south-eastern town of Chittagong with the yaba drugs in her backpack as she used to be leaving for the capital Dhaka on Sunday.
“The metropolitan Justice of the Peace court docket granted two days’ remand following an attraction for 5 days’ remand through police,” mentioned Nirmolendu Bikash Chowdhury, an assistant commissioner of police.
Nur Mohammad, attorney for Mukta, mentioned they are going to search bail.
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Police mentioned Mukta, a scholar of a state-run college who performs within the Dhaka Premier League, admitted that she sourced the ya ba from the close by district of Cox’s Bazar to promote it in Dhaka in affiliation with some others.
Cox’s Bazar is a coastal district neighbouring Myanmar, factories within the northeastern a part of which, consistent with analysts, are pushing ya ba in opposition to Bangladesh.
Narcotics officers say a ya ba tablet may also be purchased for round 60 taka ($0.714) in Cox’s Bazar however retails for round 300 taka in Dhaka.
($1 = 84.1 taka)