One among Bangladesh’s prime feminine cricketers could possibly be jailed for all times after being caught with 14,000 methamphetamine tablets, police mentioned on Sunday.
Nazreen Khan Mukta, who performs first-grade cricket within the Dhaka Premier League, was getting back from a match within the southeastern metropolis of Cox’s Bazar when police stopped and searched the crew bus at Chittagong.
“Throughout our search, we caught her with 14,000 yaba tablets she had saved in packets,” native police chief Pronob Chowdhury advised AFP, utilizing the native title for tablets of methamphetamine combined with caffeine.
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Chowdhury mentioned the Ansar VDP star could be charged with drug trafficking, an offence that may carry a most sentence of life in jail.
Cox’s Bazar borders Myanmar’s conflict-plagued Rakhine state, the place authorities say methamphetamine labs produce tens of thousands and thousands of yaba tablets which can be shipped to Bangladesh.
Officers this month mentioned drug traffickers had been extra lively since August, when practically 700,000 Rohingya refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar started pouring into Bangladesh.
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Gangs have been utilizing the Rohingya refugees as mules and hiding medicine in fishing boats used for ferrying the persecuted Muslims to security.
Authorities mentioned final month that 9 million yaba tablets had been seized in lower than three months because the refugee inflow reached its peak. Almost two million had been found in a single haul.
Dhaka has been planning to introduce the loss of life penalty for yaba trafficking to attempt to curb the drug’s recognition and use. Bangladesh in 2017 seized greater than 40 million tablets, double the earlier yr’s haul.