Bangladesh Coast Guard in a drive arrested two drug smugglers with one lakh 50 thousand pieces of contraband yaba tablets from the Sangu estuary beside Anwara upazila of the district early today.
The Coast Guard sources said the yaba tablets were recovered from the Sangu estuary of Raipur village under the upazila, a wooden boat was also seized in this connection.
The arrested persons were identified as Jalal Uddin, 25, and Mohammad Faruk, 26, both hailed from Anwara upazila of the district.
Coast Guard East Zone Staff Officer (Operations) Lieutenant Commander Mohammad Saiful Islam told BSS that on a tip-off, a team of Bangladesh Coast Guard conducted a drive in the aforesaid area and detained two drug smugglers with one lakh 50 thousand pieces of yaba tablets.
The arrested persons were handed over to Anwara thana after filing a case, he said.