Bangladesh women cricketer, Nazreen Khan Mukta is likely to get a life imprisonment after police found 14,000 methamphetamine pills from her on April 22 (Sunday).
Meanwhile, he plays first-grade cricket in the Dhaka Premier League (DPL). Moreover, she was returning from a match from Cox’s Bazar when police stopped and searched the team bus at Chittagong.
Mukta, who claims herself as a cricketer hails from Mymensingh’s Trishal, Mukta now lives in Dhaka’s Segunbagicha.
Female Cricketer caught with methamphetamine
Meanwhile, the police revealed that they caught her with 14000 pills she had kept in her packets.
“During our search, we caught her with 14,000 yaba pills she had kept in packets,” local police chief Pronob Chowdhury told AFP
However, yaba is the local name for tablets made from methamphetamine and caffeine.
Chowdhury said that they are likely to charge her with drug trafficking, an offence that can carry a maximum sentence of life in prison.
Authorities said that Cox’s Bazar borders Myanmar’s conflict-plagued Rakhine state have methamphetamine labs. They produce more than tens of millions of yaba pills which then travels to Bangladesh.
The police also admitted that there has been a surge in drug trafficking since the Rohingya issue. Gangs have been using the Rohingya refugees as mules and hiding drugs in fishing boats used for ferrying the persecuted Muslims to safety.
Since the last three months, police seized three million yaba pills as the refugee influx reached its peak.
Meanwhile, Dhaka is planning to introduce the death penalty for yaba trafficking to try to curb the drug’ use. Bangladesh in 2017 seized more than 40 million pills, double the previous year’s haul.