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Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on 16th August night seized 140,000 pieces of yaba pills from Rajuamtoli hilly area in Naikhongchhari upazila of Bandarban after a gunfight with yaba dealers.
A team of BGB-34 battalion took position near Dakhshin Rajuamtoli Mosque in Ghumdhum union around 10pm after being tipped off about a smuggling bid.
As the BGB team approached a gang of yaba dealers, who were coming to Bangladesh from Myanmar through the hilly area, the gang members opened fire.
BGB members opened fire in self defence, triggering a skirmish.
At one stage, the gang members fled the scene leaving a bag wrapped in a lungi.
Later, the BGB members recovered yaba pills worth Tk4.2 crore from the bag.