Hyderabad police arrests two Rohingyas with 1400 Yaba drug tablets, Aadhaar card seized

JANUARY 12, 2019

This is the first such case reported from Hyderabad were Rohingyas have been arrested with 1400 Yaba drug tablets. The cops also seized an Aadhaar card with Uttar Pradesh address on it from one the peddlers.

New Delhi: In a major breakthrough Hyderabad Police arrested two Rohingyas and seized over 1400 banned Yaba drug tablets from their possession on Friday. This is the first time the cops have come across such incident in the city. The cops got information that two Rohingyas were selling banned drugs and based on this info the police staff of Balapur conducted searches and arrested two accused – Abibus Rehman and Mohd Raheem.

Speaking to ANI Mahesh M Bhagwat, Commissioner of police said this drug is mainly imported from Thailand and Myanmar and is popularly known as ‘Mad Drug’.

“One Aadhaar card with Uttar Pradesh address was also seized from Mohd Raheem. We are investigating the matter further. The total worth of the seizure is more than two lakhs,” he further said.

A case has been filed under Sections 8 (c) Read With 20 (i) A of NDPS Act 1985 and 199, 200, 420 IPC on the accused persons.

The cops are currently investigating the origin of the drug and how it was purchased by the duo. Both the accused had been selling the tablet for around Rs 150 each.

Yaba drug is a mix of chemical substances like Cathine and Methamphetamine which is a narcotic drug and banned in India, reported news agency ANI.

According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Yaba is a tablet form of methamphetamine and is considered a very powerful stimulant. It was first introduced to East Asia during World War II to enhance soldiers’ performance. Later, it gained popularity in East Asia, particularly among young people as a go-to party drug. It is manufactured in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia as well as Vietnam and Myanmar.

Bangladesh which has sheltered Rohingyas has witnessed a spike in drug busts and drug-related gang war. As per the media reports, most of the Rohingyas who have settled in the country work as drug mules as they are the ones who have been crossing the international border back and forth.

Source: Timesnownews.com

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