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282g of ‘Yaba’ pills seized from Bangladeshi national

10 January 2019, MVT 12:40
Drugs confiscated by Customs. PHOTO: MIHAARU
10 January 2019, MVT 12:40

Maldives Customs Service reported that a 32-year-old Bangladeshi national was arrested with MVR 1.6 million worth of methamphetamine (Yaba) at Velana International Airport.

According to Customs, he was found with 2,084 pills weighing 282 grams, after he was screened over suspicious behaviour at the airport.

“The person responsible for smuggling has been arrested and the drugs were handed over to Maldives Police Service,” read the statement released by Customs.

Burma is the largest producer of this type of methamphetamine in the world.

Known as 'crazy medicine', Yaba was originally created by German chemists under orders of Adolf Hitler, to find a stimulant that would help his soldiers to fight in the Second World War.