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Authorities must be strict in drug prevention efforts: Kamal

Published : 27 May 2022 08:46 PM

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, MP, said that it is necessary to be strict in drug control.  He further said that the border is challenging. BGB is using sophisticated technology starting from helicopters. Work on the border road is also in progress. Our border is a challenging border area. Our 263 km border with Myanmar is very risky. That is why Border Guard Bangladesh has been developed as a three dimensional force. Our Zero Tolerance Policy for Drugs will continue. Members of the border guards are in a strict position to prevent drugs from entering the country from neighboring countries.

The minister was speaking as the chief guest at a BGB-organized drug eradication function at Ramu BGB Regional Ground in Cox's Bazar on Friday at 11am.

The Home Minister further said that 24 types of drugs come from our neighboring countries. Most of them are coming from Myanmar. These drugs are destroying everyone including our youth. So there is no discount on drugs.

Now there is no other way but to be strict about drugs. Therefore, the Home Minister directed all BGB forces to be strict on drugs.

The Minister said, "Our goal is a developed Bangladesh by 2040." We are working towards that goal with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, daughter of Bangabandhu. We will face all kinds of challenges, but we will not allow drugs to enter the country in any way.

Cox's Bazar Sadar-Ramu MP Saimum Sarwar Kamal, Maheshkhali-Kutubdia MP Ashek Ullah Rafiq, reserved women's MP Kaniz Fatema Mostaq, BGB Director General Major General Shakil Ahmed SPP, BGB Cox's Bazar Regional Commander-Sakib, Ramu 10 Infantry Division GOC Major General Md. Fakhrul Ahsan, Chittagong Divisional Commissioner Md. Ashraf Uddin, Relief and Refugee Repatriation Commissioner Shah Rezoan Hayat, Cox's Bazar Deputy Commissioner Md. Mamunur Rashid, Cox's Bazar Journalists Union President Abu Taher Private officials were present.

90,60,46 pieces of Yaba, 23,752 kg of crystal meth ice seized by the battalion under Cox's Bazar region in the past one year without any owner during the drug destruction ceremony; 6.8 cans of beer; 1,339 bottles of wine; 154 bottles of Phensidyl; 206 liters of Bengali wine; 18 kg of cannabis; 48,019 different types of tablets; 10,984 packets of cigarettes and 08 bottles of ammonium sulfur were destroyed. In addition, 1,24,00,430 pieces of Yaba including 1989 accused detained at different times; 26.446 kg Crystal Meth Ice; 1,305 cans of different types of beer; 96 bottles of different types of wine; 138 bottles of Phensidyl; 56,600 liters of Bengali wine; 22.995 kg of cannabis; And 3.150 kg of opium has been handed over to the police through a case. The estimated Caesar value of the drugs handed over is about 510,90,13,572 Tk.