Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB)-11 arrested two drug traders including a female in a raid at Shiddhirganj area on the Dhaka-Chattagram highway on Tuesday during early hours.
The arrestees were identified as Md. Forkan, 28, and Laila, 40, resident of Bashkhali police station in Chattagram district.
RAB recovered 8500 pieces yaba pills and 15 thousand taka in cash from the arrestees.
In a press handout, ASP Nazmul Hasan of RAB-11 said that the arrested Forkan is a professional drug peddler and he has been supplying yaba in Dhaka and adjacent areas for long. He used Laila as a co-traveler to evade law enforcers.
The RAB team, acting on tip off, raided a Dhaka bound deluxe transport and arrested the drug peddlers and recovered the drugs.
A case was filed with Shiddhirganj police station in this connection.