Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members arrested two people reportedly along with 38,000 Yaba tablets in a covered van from Shaheednagar of the city on Sunday.
The arrestees were identified as Md Abu Taher, 40, son of Hasu Miah of Ramu in Cox’s Bazar, and Md Alam, 24, son of Abdul Kashem of Ukhia in the district, reports UNB.
Senior Assistant Director (Media) of Rab-7 Mimtanur Rahman said acting on a tip-off, an elite force tam set up a checkpost in Bayazid Bostami area and started searching vehicles.
At one point, law enforcers challenged a covered van and recovered the Yaba pills after searching it. Later, they arrested the duo, he said.