Bangladesh cricket player in police custody for possessing yaba drug | cricket

One of Bangladesh’s top female cricketers could be jailed for life after being caught with 14,000 methamphetamine pills, police said Sunday.

A Bangladeshi courtroom on Monday despatched a feminine cricketer to 2 days police custody after she was arrested with 14,000 drugs of well-liked drug yaba, as methamphetamine is broadly identified in Asia, a senior police officer mentioned.

Consumption of yaba is booming in Bangladesh, with seizures alone leaping greater than 2,500 % to 29.four million drugs in 2016 in contrast with 2011. Authorities officers say the enterprise is value an estimated $three billion yearly.

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Following a tip-off, police arrested Najrin Khan Mukta, 23, within the south-eastern metropolis of Chittagong with the yaba tablets in her backpack as she was leaving for the capital Dhaka on Sunday.

“The metropolitan Justice of the Peace courtroom granted two days’ remand following an attraction for 5 days’ remand by police,” mentioned Nirmolendu Bikash Chowdhury, an assistant commissioner of police.

Nur Mohammad, lawyer for Mukta, mentioned they may search bail.

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Police mentioned Mukta, a pupil of a state-run college who performs within the Dhaka Premier League, admitted that she sourced the ya ba from the close by district of Cox’s Bazar to promote it in Dhaka in affiliation with some others.

Cox’s Bazar is a coastal district neighbouring Myanmar, factories within the northeastern a part of which, in response to analysts, are pushing ya ba in the direction of Bangladesh.

Narcotics officers say a ya ba tablet may be purchased for round 60 taka ($zero.714) in Cox’s Bazar however retails for round 300 taka in Dhaka.

($1 = 84.1 taka)

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