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Yaba smuggling by putting magnets on the fish truck, 'Ex-cricketer' arrested

Samakal Correspondent

26 Oct 2022 16:17 PM

Ershadul Haque used to play cricket once. After passing BBA, he entered into business. He has several fish farming projects in Ukhia, Cox's Bazar. However, he was running Yaba business using his fish business. He used to send large consignments to Dhaka using various techniques including the use of special magnets in trucks used to transport fish. He has several collaborators in this work. Thus, he became one of the godfathers of Teknaf-centric Yaba business.

The Directorate of Narcotics Control (DNC) disclosed this information on Wednesday after the arrest of Ershadul along with 33,000 pieces of yaba from Uttara in the capital. 

A press conference was organized at DNC's Dhaka Metro North office in Tejgaon industrial area to give details in this regard. 

Deputy Director of DNC Rasheduzzaman said, “We came to know about Ershadul's Yaba syndicate a month ago. We recruit sources to build rapport with him. According to the plan last Monday Ramna Circle Inspector Tamiz Uddin Mridha went to buy 2,000 pieces of yaba. Humayun, an associate member of this syndicate, was arrested along with his wife from Dakshinkhan area of Dhaka. Ershadul's position is known in their extensive interrogation. They said that Ershadul, the original godfather of Teknaf, is staying in Dhaka with a large shipment. Ershadul was arrested with 33 thousand pieces of Yaba on Tuesday night with the help of information technology. In the preliminary inquiry, Ershadul said that before this shipment, he had delivered large consignments of yaba to wholesale traders in Dhaka several times.

This official of DNC said that to keep himself out of touch, Ershadul used to use various encrypted apps for traveling and communication. Analyzing his mobile phone they have yielded some important information. Action will be taken in this regard after investigation. 

During interrogation, Ershadul said that he used to directly communicate with the dealers in Myanmar to collect yaba at wholesale rates and used several Rohingyas to collect yaba from Myanmar by sea. Action is being taken against him under Narcotics Control Act, the DNC official said.

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