Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) personnel nabbed nine people and recovered 1.0 million pieces of Yaba tablet in the Bay of Bengal on Wednesday.
Identities of the arrestee could not be known immediately.
Lieutenant Colonel Mifta Uddin Ahmed, commanding officer of RAB-7 said, tipped off a team of the elite force conducted a drive in several points of the Bay from Tuesday night to early Wednesday.
Later, the team intercepted a trawler named ‘FV Imon’ and arrested its eight staff.
Following the arrestees’ statement, the elite force recovered 1.0 million pieces of Yaba tablet from various places of the Bay.
Later RAB arrested the owner of the trawler and recovered Yaba tablets from Cox’s Bazar on Wednesday morning, according to a news agency report.
Detail of the drive will be available at a press briefing at RAB-7 headquarters in Patenga at about 3:00 pm.