Have to be more strict against drugs: Home Minister...

Have to be more strict against drugs: Home Minister

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 05:03 PM, 27 May 2022   Updated: 06:12 PM, 27 May 2022

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan today spoke as the chief guest at a drug eradication function at the BGB regional headquarters in Ramu, Cox`s Bazar

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan today spoke as the chief guest at a drug eradication function at the BGB regional headquarters in Ramu, Cox`s Bazar

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said those involved in drugs have to be more strict against them. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has announced a zero-tolerance policy against drugs in the country. Any kind of challenge to stop drug dealing will be addressed.

He was speaking as the chief guest at a drug eradication function at the BGB regional headquarters in Ramu, Cox's Bazar on Friday morning.

The Home Minister said that 80 percent of drug addicts in our country are young. Most of these young people are involved in various crimes. Therefore, the government is implementing the policy of 'Zero Tolerance' against drugs to save the youth of the country.

"We have 283 kilometers of inaccessible border with Myanmar. For that, the BGB has been transformed into a three-dimensional force by increasing its capacity. BGB is working more responsibly with capacity on land and river routes. If necessary, BGB will be strengthened with the latest technology," he said.

Special Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Senior Secretary Akhter Hossain said the BGB has been working relentlessly since the election and during the country's disaster. The BGB is the border guard. Therefore, the Prime Minister has instructed to further modernize the BGB.

MP Saimum Sarwar Kamal, Ashek Ullah Rafiq and Kaniz Fatema Ahmed, GOC of 10 Infantry Division of the Army Fakhrul Ahsan, Relief and Repatriation Commissioner Rezwan Hayat, BGB Cox's Bazar Area Commander Brigadier General Nazam-us-Sakib, Deputy Commissioner Md Mamunur Rashid and different government officials were present.

According to BGB sources, 90, 80,000 pieces of yaba, 23 kg of crystal meth ice, 6, 767 cans of beer, 1, 339 bottles of liquor, 154 bottles of Phesydel, 206 liters of Bangla wine, 17 kg of cannabis, 48,000 pieces of different types of tablets and 10,964 packs of cigarettes have been destroyed. The estimated market value of these drugs is Tk 395.76 crore.

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