Two Rohingya youths caught selling ‘Ya Ba’ drug

The banned narcotic substance was allegedly smuggled from Bangladesh

Published - January 12, 2019 12:16 am IST - Hyderabad

Abibus Rahman and Mohammed Rahim.

Abibus Rahman and Mohammed Rahim.

Two Myanmar nationals from the Rohingya refugee camp in Balapur were arrested by the Rachakonda police for selling ‘Ya Ba’, a banned narcotic substance, allegedly smuggled from Bangladesh.

The accused, Abibus Rahman (21), a daily wage earner and Mohammed Rahim (20), a worker at a hotel, were in possession of the contraband.

They were caught red-handed while selling the drug to customers near Fatima Masjid in Royal Colony of Balapur. Police recovered seven packets containing 1,330 red-coloured Ya Ba tablets, otherwise known as madness drug from their trouser pockets, said Rachakonda Commissioner of Police Mahesh Bhagwat. He said that the duo procured the contraband from another Myanmar national Saleem for ₹ 66,500 and were selling each tablet for ₹ 200 to ₹ 300. The police also seized two mobile phones, one Aadhaar card and ₹ 26,000 from their possession.

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