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‘Drugs have become a headache for Bangladesh’

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Health Desk-- 9th June, 2018: Drugs have become a headache for Bangladesh because of an alarming rise in smuggling of the contraband items from Myanmar, said Home Secretary Farid Uddin Ahmed.

He alleged that some influential personalities of Myanmar are backing up the smugglers.

The home secretary said that we have inked an agreement with Myanmar in 1994 to control the drug smuggling. According to the agreement, there is a provision to hold a meeting in every two years. But the agreement did not bring any positive result yet as they are reluctant to check the smuggling.

Farid Uddin Ahmed came up with the allegation at a roundtable discussion titled ‘Anti-drug Operation and Reality’ at the conference room of East West Media Group Limited in the capital's Bashudhara residential area on Saturday.

Among others, Secretary of the Ministry of Culture Nasir Uddin Ahmed, Dean of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Prof. Dr. ABM Abdullah, Psychiatry Mohit Kamal were present in the discussion.