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Bangladesh seeks death penalty for methamphetamine traffickers

Bangladesh seized 40 million pills of the narcotic in 2017

By: Sarwar Alam

Bangladesh wants to punish methamphetamine traffickers with the death penalty, officials said on Thursday (5), as authorities confront the growing popularity of the dangerous and addictive drug. The proposal to crackdown on the spread of methamphetamine, known locally as “yaba”, comes after Bangladesh seized more than 40 million pills of the narcotic in 2017 — double the previous year. Authorities want to elevate yaba to a Class A banned substance, meaning traffickers would face the death penalty instead of life behind bars. “We’ll raise the punishment for yaba trafficking. In the new law the maximum punishment will be (the) death…

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