Yaba trade continues despite corona

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, trading of deadly drug Yaba continues unabated across the country.

With the Eid ul-Azha festival drawing nearer, organised gangs of such yaba smugglers have become more active in the capital and elsewhere in the country, detective sources said.

Despite drastic action including killings of branded drug dealers in crossfire by law enforcers, Yaba trade has not stopped in the country at all.

Braving massive crackdown by law enforcers, listed Yaba traders continue illegal business amid the coronavirus pandemic, reported the daily sun.

Evading the eyes of law enforcers, a huge consignment of Yaba tablets are being smuggled into the country through different points of Teknaf upazila in Cox’s Bazaar from the neighbouring Myanmar.

Meanwhile, three Rohingya drug traders were killed in a gunfight with Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) at Tulatoli in Ukhia in Cox’s Bazar early Thursday.

The dead were identified as Nur Alam, 45, of Konapara Rohingya camp in Bandarban, Hamid, 25, of Balukhali Rohingya and Najir Hossain, 25, of Kutupalong Rohingya camp in Cox’s Bazar.