UP chairman Nur Hossain is on the run
Police seized 40,000 yaba tablets from the home of an upazila parishad (UP) chairman in Cox's Bazar's Teknaf.
The chairman and his acquaintances managed to escape when police conducted a raid at the house on Monday night on a tipoff, said Teknaf police station OC Pradip Kumar Das.
A case has been filed against four people, including UP chairman Nur Hossain, under the Narcotics Control Act. Nur is also general secretary of the Teknaf upazila unit of Jubo League.
The other accused in the case are Dil Mohammad, 35, Hafez Ullah, 40, and another Lala, 30.
OC Pradip said: "Subrang union chairman Nur was listed as a drug dealer but legal action could not be taken against him until now because of lack of evidence."