SHILLONG: Yaba pills, bound for Bangladesh, were recovered close to the Indo-Bangladesh border on Wednesday. According to BSF sources, getting specific information, the BSF troops deployed at Dawki, East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya, noticed the suspicious movement of a Swift Dezire car bearing registration number ML-05-P-0459 near the international border on April 30. The Special Operation Party stopped the vehicle and during search, the troops recovered 11 packets containing 2,190 Yaba pills. The BSF has held the man driving the vehicle.
The apprehended person was identified as SK Tluanga, (35 yrs), S/o S Thanga of Mizoram , Village & PS – Chandmari district, Aizawl. He is presently a resident of ARC Happy Valley, PS Madanrting, Shillong (East Khasi Hills).
It may be mentioned that Yaba pills is consumed in Bangladesh in large quantity in spite of repeated drive against the drug. Consumption of Yaba is prohibited in Bangladesh and addiction of the drug is on the rise.
In another incident, on April 29, BSF troops deployed at Chandaboi, South Garo Hills, apprehended 2 Bangladeshi nationals – Md Siraj, (19 yrs), and Mohammed Kamal Sheikh, (35 yrs) while they were trying to cross the international border and enter India.
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