Assamese natl arrested with 1000 YABA pills

first_imgKolkata: The Kolkata Police on Saturday arrested an Assamese national from the city on charges of drug smuggling.Around 1000 YABA (methamphetamine) tablets have been seized from Muhibur Rahman (46), who is a resident of Nagaon district in Assam. It was learnt from sources that Rahman has been arrested from Beniapukur. According to the preliminary investigation, police suspect that he might have brought the narcotic substance to the city with an intention to sell them here at a higher price. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIt is also suspected that the accused might have brought the drugs from Manipur. Police are probing the entire modus operandi. Cops also suspect that the drugs were meant for various night clubs in the city. An officer of the city police said the accused had been staying at a hotel on Tiljala Road since he came to the city. YABA is a recreational drug brought from North-eastern states and also from Myanmar and is generally used by party-goers. Each YABA tablet costs Rs 150 and total cost of the tablets seized from the accused is Rs 1.5 lakh, the office said. Police suspect that the accused might be a part of a smuggling gang that has been operating from the state. Probe is on.last_img