Tuesday, 23 Jul 2019

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Bangladesh faces drug menace for its geolocation: Home Minister

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Health Desk-25 June, 2019: Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Monday said illegal drugs enter Bangladesh from India and Myanmar due to its geographical location, reports UNB.

"Although Bangladesh is not a drug-producing country, it's now facing the menace due to its geographical location," he said while responding to a tabled starred question from Jatiya Party MP M Mujibul Huq in Parliament.

The minister said Yaba is coming to the country from Myanmar while cannabis, Phensidyl, heroin and injectable drugs are making their way into Bangladesh from India.

He said Yaba is smuggled into the country mainly through the Naf River. "To prevent the entry of Yaba into Bangladesh, the government has created a temporary circle of the Department of Narcotics Control (DNC) comprising of nine officials.

Besides, an anti-narcotic team of 19 officials, including10 Ansar men, is working in Cox's Bazar district," he said.

Asaduzzaman also mentioned that 31 posts have been created at the DNC under the leadership of deputy director in Cox's Bazar.