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EFSAS comments on Bangladesh's deadly and bloody War on Drugs


Bangladesh has been fighting with the narcotics problem for years, with ‘yaba’, a cheap methamphetamine and caffeine pill flooding the market and circulating predominantly among the young population. This does not come as a surprise since the country is located at the crossroad of two major narcotics conglomerates - the 'golden triangle' (Myanmar, Thailand and Laos) and the 'golden crescent' (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran). Moreover, due to its easy access by land, sea, and air, the country is becoming an important transit point with supply chains going through Dhaka, Chittagong, Comilla, Khulna and other big cities.