Yaba business: Three and a half crore taka found in the account of Badi’s two brothers
Tasmiah Nuhiya Ahmed of DOT
 Two years ago, more than a hundred drug dealers listed by the Home Ministry surrendered in Teknaf, Cox’s Bazar, in the face of an anti-drug campaign. The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the police has brought the investigation of money laundering case against 13 of them to the final stage. CID officials said they had found evidence of a transaction of around Tk 7.5 crore in the bank accounts of five people, reports Prothom Alo.
 Two of the five are younger brothers of former Teknaf MP Abdur Rahman Badi. They are Shafiqul Islam alias Shafiq (32) and Faisal Rahman (35). The other three are local UP members Enamul Haque alias Enam, Nurul Huda and Mohammad Ekram. According to CID sources, some of these five have built spectacular houses with the money from the sale of yaba, while others have set up cattle and poultry farms and businesses.
[4 ] Abdur Rahman Badi’s brother Shafiq and Faisal studied up to SSC. Both have trade licenses to produce and sell salt on the coast. However, the CID officials involved in the investigation said that their business was only on paper. According to their commentary, no evidence was found of the two brothers’ salt business in reality. They have made various assets by selling yaba.
 CID inspector Moniruzzaman, who is investigating the case, said that a transaction of Tk 28 million was found in a bank account of Faisal Rahman. Shafiq’s account has been found to have a transaction of 75 lakh taka. They have made these transactions till the beginning of the anti-drug campaign in 2019. Shafiq has built a two-storey house at a cost of tk 60 lakh. There are four more cases against these two brothers on various charges including drug and arms laws.
 After the Prime Minister declared zero tolerance against drugs, a special campaign against drugs was launched in the country in mid-2016. Within a few months, hundreds of people were killed in alleged gun battles in an operation by law enforcement agencies, including the RAB. At one stage, 123 drug dealers from Teknaf, who were listed by the Home Ministry in two phases in 2019, surrendered to the law enforcement agencies.