Dhaka, Jan 18: Members of the elite force Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) seized around 2.8 million Yaba tablets and three persons were arrested in this connection from different areas of Dhaka and Chittagong districts on Monday.
This is the biggest seizure of Yaba tablets in a single day in Bangladesh.
RAB spokesman Maksudul Alam said the simultaneous raids in different areas of Dhaka and Chittagong started from Sunday night and lasted until early on Monday.
Alam said one of the three arrested was Ali Ahmed who, he described, as the kingpin of the drug-peddling racket.
Officials at the Rab headquarters said a team of the elite force conducted simultaneous drives in Dhaka and Chittagong and arrested the trio along with 28 lakh pieces of Yaba tablets.
Details of the drive will be revealed at a press briefing later.