The Bangladesh Coast Guard seized around 400,000 pieces of Yaba pills off the coast of St Martin’s Island in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar early Thursday.
Teknaf Coast Guard Station in-charge lieutenant commander Rayhan Tarik said that they found the movements of a trawler approaching from Myanmar’s side suspicious and challenged it in the early hours.
The suspected smugglers on the trawler escaped after throwing a sack in the sea.
The coast guards seized the sack and found 4,55,000 Yaba pills inside, he said.
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