Bangladesh is to ban the import of the cold-medicine component pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient in illicit methamphetamine production, anti-narcotics officials said, after purchases spiked in tandem with a boom in the illegal drug “ya ba.”
Burma, along with other countries in Asia, is stepping up its efforts to stem a growing tide of drugs, but its approach is unlikely to succeed, say experts.
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A surge in pseudoephedrine smuggled in from India is key to the boom in Burma’s methamphetamine production, say police and narcotics experts.
Kalay, a major trading town in Sagaing Division, pays a heavy price for its strategic location near the Indian border, as police fight in vain against a flood of drugs.
An Alsatian puppy has become the newest addition to the police department in Sagaing Division’s Kale District, helping in the fight against crime and drugs.