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BGB destroys seized drugs worth Tk 395 crore in Cox’s Bazar

Police 2022-05-27, 11:27pm


Contraband drugs

Dhaka, May 27 -  Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on Friday destroyed  drugs worth Tk 395.76 crore seized over the past one year in Cox’s Bazar.

The destroyed drugs include 90,80,477 pieces of Yaba, 23.752 kg crystal meth ice, 6,767 cans of beer, 1,339 bottles of alcohol, 154 bottles of Phensidyl; 206 liters of local alcohol; 17 kg cannabis; 48,019 different types of tablets; 10,984 packets of cigarettes and sever bottles of ammonium sulfur, said a BGB media release.

Besides, 1979 arrested drug peddlers and drugs worth Tk 510.90 crore were handed over to police.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan was present as the chief guest on the occasion.

A documentary on the BGB's drive against drugs was screened at the programme and BGB Cox's Bazar Regional Commander Brigadier General Nazam-us-Sakib, AFWC, PSC delivered the welcome note.

Government officials, reporters, BGB officials and members were present at the event. - UNB