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Banagladesh sees meth boom amid Rohingya crisis

Some of the seized drugs

By: Sarwar Alam

Bangladesh security forces have seized nearly nine million methamphetamine pills in less than three months as a massive influx of Rohingya refugees brings increased smuggling from Myanmar, officials said on Tuesday (27). Increased raids on fishing boats on the Naf river, which divides the neighbours, have reaped the massive haul of ‘yaba’ pills which are snapped up by Bangladesh youth. Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) troops in the border town of Teknaf have seized some 5.16 million of the caffeine-laced meth pills and coast guards have confiscated 3.47 million pills since January 1, officials said. “In one raid on March 15,…

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