Two Ghanaian footballers Twum Frank Ntini and Richard Dzifa Appiae, both formerly of Tema Youth FC- have been arrested and detained in Bangladesh for possessing 7,500 pieces of Yaba tablets.
Yaba tablet contains a mixture of methamphetamine and caffeine and the illicit use of this drug combination has caused problems in South East Asian countries.
Chattogram city’s Bakalia Thana police arrested the duo on Friday, 3 January 2020 following a tip-off.
The two men got down from a bus in Shah Amanat Bridge area around 2:00 am while going to Dhaka from Cox’s Bazar.
Following their suspicious movement, police challenged them and recovered the Yaba pills from their possession after a search.
During interrogation, the duo revealed that they were smuggling the drugs for one Mohammad Masud in the capital.
Following the information, police arrested Masud from Bashundhara Residential Area in the capital in the afternoon, he said.
Ntini and Appiae play in different football leagues in Bangladesh.