Detained – Shahjalal, Elias, Kalamia, Md. Rafiq, Mohammad Rahim, Rabiul Islam, Mohammad Ibrahim, Abu Bakkar, Jasim Uddin, Rafiq Uddin.
Banauza Ali Haider, the ship’s captain and captain Sohail Azam, confirmed the matter.
He said a special operation was being conducted in the sea area east of St. Martin’s Island, based on secret information. During the operation, if the movement of a fishing boat seems suspicious, the members of the navy signal to stop the boat. When he tried to escape at a fast speed without stopping the boat, he was chased and detained. After searching the boat, 10 drug smugglers along with 3 lakh 10 thousand pieces of yaba were arrested while hiding inside the net. The seized yaba and fishing boats used for smuggling were also handed over to the Coast Guard for further legal action against the detainees, he