Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Chittagong, Bangladesh: Bangladesh Coast Guard personnel seized smuggled liquor worth over Taka 2.5 million from a boat in the port city early on December18.


The Coast Guard personnel intercepted a boat given its suspicious movement on the estuary in Karnaphuli River around 1 a.m. sources said.


At soon as the Coast Guard personnel closed in on the boat the smugglers jumped off the boat into the river and fled abandoning the boat with a huge cache of smuggled Burmese liquor.


 The Coast Guard personnel seized the abandoned boat and recovered 943 bottles of foreign liquor of different brands worth Taka 2.545 million.


The seized liquor included “Dry Jin” ( Burma made) and Ram ( London made), sources added.


In Teknaf, a border town in Bangladesh , Ram ( Burma made) is sold at Taka 225; Tiger Beer (Thai made) is Taka 125 while Mandalay Beer ( Burma made) is Taka 75 said a local drug addict.


Besides, a new narcotic drug tablet called “Strock Sill” is being smuggled to Bangladesh apart from “Yaba” tablets from Burma.


On November 1, the Teknaf police of seized 168 packets of “Strok Sill” tablets, which stimulates the urge for sex while it was being ferried to Cox’s Bazaar from Teknaf. These tablets are banned in Bangladesh and it destroys the kidney, according to a police source.


Earlier “Yaba” tablet, a narcotic drug was being smuggled to Bangladesh from Burma , but, now “Strock Sill“is being brought into Bangladesh apart from “Yaba” tablets. Police in Chittagong and Dhaka arrested some criminals. Local traders in Teknaf feel it is important to stop all kinds of narcotic drugs from being smuggled to Bangladesh from neighboring countries.