Chittagong – One among Bangladesh’s most sensible feminine cricketers may well be jailed for existence after being stuck with 14,000 methamphetamine drugs, police mentioned Sunday.
Nazreen Khan Mukta, who performs first-grade cricket within the Dhaka Premier League, was once coming back from a fit within the southeastern town of Cox’s Bazar when police stopped and searched the workforce bus at Chittagong.
“All over our seek, we stuck her with 14,000 yaba drugs she had stored in packets,” native police leader Pronob Chowdhury instructed AFP, the usage of the native identify for drugs of methamphetamine combined with caffeine.
Chowdhury mentioned the Ansar VDP superstar could be charged with drug trafficking, an offence that may lift a most sentence of existence in jail.
Cox’s Bazar borders Myanmar’s conflict-plagued Rakhine state, the place government say methamphetamine labs produce tens of tens of millions of yaba drugs which can be shipped to Bangladesh.
Officers this month mentioned drug traffickers have been extra energetic since August, when just about 700,000 Rohingya refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar started pouring into Bangladesh.
Gangs had been the usage of the Rohingya refugees as mules and hiding medication in fishing boats used for ferrying the persecuted Muslims to protection.
Government mentioned final month that 9 million yaba drugs had been seized in lower than 3 months because the refugee inflow reached its top. Just about two million had been came upon in one haul.
Dhaka has been making plans to introduce the demise penalty for yaba trafficking to check out to curb the drug’s recognition and use.
Bangladesh in 2017 seized greater than 40 million drugs, double the former 12 months’s haul.