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Day: September 15, 2014

Biggest’ haul of yaba seized in Ctg
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Biggest’ haul of yaba seized in Ctg

Members of Bangladesh Navy seized the “biggest ever” consignment of Yaba tablets near Patenga in Anwara upazila of Chittagong early today. An anti-smuggling team of the navy cracked down on a smuggling operation and seized a fishing trawler, FV Saleha, along with 2,20,000 Yaba tablets early today, claimed team commander Jasimuzzaman. This is the largest ever haul of Yaba in the country, the commander claimed. However, none was detained over the incident that took place 14 kilometres off from the port city, our Chittagong correspondent reports. Navy received intelligence that a big shipment of Yaba will be smuggled into the country from Myanmar, the commander said. We followed a trawler coming in from Myanmar around 5:00am,” he said. “Soon, we chased the trawler and managed to intercept...
Govt gets 72-hr to withdraw illegal human hauliers in 5 dists
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Govt gets 72-hr to withdraw illegal human hauliers in 5 dists

Shirshobindu Desk: This Star file photo taken on May 17 shows Easy bikes plying Chittagong city roads rampantly. The High Court today directed the government to stop the plying of illegal three-wheelers on the highways of five southern districts within 72 hours. Deputy commissioners and superintendents of police of Barisal, Khulna, Madaripur, Faridpur and Rajbari have been asked to comply with the order and submit a report before it by two weeks. The bench of Justice Salma Masud Chowdhury and Justice Md Khasruzzaman issued the order in response to a writ petition filed by Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh. The order will be effective on Nosimon, Kariman, Bhutbhuti, Mahindra and easy bikes. The rights group recently submitted the writ petition to the HC saying that these vehicles...