Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) seized 21 kg of crystal methamphetamine (crystal meth or ice) from Ukhiya upazila of Cox’s Bazar early Wednesday.
A team of BGB 34 battalion arrested three people with the drug worth Tk 100 crore from Balukhali cyclone shelter area of the upazila, said Lt Col Saiful Islam Chowdhury, chief of the battalion.
This is the biggest ever consignment of crystal meth seized in the country, according to a press release sent by the force.
The arrestees are Bujuche Mia, 51, Md Ismail, 23, and Syedul Bashar, 40.
Tipped off that a drug consignment from Myanmar was being smuggled into Bangladesh, the BGB team conducted the drive.
The drugs will be destroyed later, Saiful Islam said.
Legal action will be taken in this regard, he added.