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“Mad drug” Yama/Yaba tablets seized by Sashastra Seema Bal


New Delhi (9th February, 2018): Personnel of Frontier Headquarters, Siliguri (West Bengal) of Sashastra Seema Bal and Narcotics Control Bureau, Kolkata carried out a joint operation.  The joint operation was carried out on specific information in the general area Hakimpara, Siliguri and apprehended one person namely Hari Rai Choudhary (Age-60 yrs) resident of Dakshin Bharat Nagar, Post Office- Siliguri Town, Police station- Siliguri, Distt: Darjeeling (West Bengal).  40 packets of Yama/Yaba tablets each containing 200 tablets were recovered from his possession.  Yaba literally “Mad drug” formally known as Yama, (horse drug) contained mixture of methamphetamine and caffeine which was detected when testing undertaken by detection kit after the operation. The operation was carried out on 08.02.2018 by 1430 hrs.

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Though Thailand is one of the largest distributors of Yaba, Myanmar is one of the biggest producer of it.  The drug is popular mainly in South-East Asia.    The approximate cost of seized items is Rs. 16 lakhs .

Apprehended person with seized items were handed over to the Narcotics Control Bureau.

SSB has apprehended 319 narcotics drug peddlers in 303 cases in 2017, whereas in 2018 SSB has apprehended 29 narcotics drug peddlers in 35 cases.


Source: Mad drg Yama Yaba tablets seized by Sashastra Seema Bal 

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