Police arrested two women with contraband yaba pills worth an estimated Tk1.2 crore in Alekharchar area of Cumilla on Sunday night. The arrestees are Sumi Akhter, 23, wife of Md Dolon Miah, and Lipi Begum, 40, wife of Suruj Ali, hailing from Sylhet. Syed Nurul Islam, superintendent of Cumilla Police, told media on Monday that the women had come from Cox’s Bazar.
They were carrying two bags and were about to board a bus for Sylhet when a team of Detective Branch stopped them. “DB members later searched their luggage and recovered the yaba pills worth an estimated Tk1.2 crore which was hidden in the folds of shari and blanket,” the SP said. The women are involved in peddling Yaba from Teknaf to Sylhet, he said.