Thursday , 16 August 2018

‘Tk 600,00 cr spent every year for drugs’

Abrar Hussain: Member of the National Narcotics Control Board Dr Arup Ratan Choudhury has stated that around 70 lakh people in Bangladesh are drug addicts, spending almost Tk 600,00 crore (600 billion) on drugs every year.
He disclosed the statistic at a roundtable discussion titled ‘Anti-drug Operation and Reality’ at the conference room of East West Media Group Limited in the capital’s Bashudhara residential area yesterday.Bangladesh Pratidin organised the roundtable discussion, reports The Daily Sun.
Home Ministry Secretary Farid Uddin Ahmed, Cultural Affairs Ministry Secretary Nasir Uddin Ahmed, BSMMU Professor Dr ABM Abdullah, actor Zayed Khan, Bangladesh Pratidin Editor Naem Nizam, Daily Sun Editor Enamul Hoque Chowdhury and Kaler Kantho Editor Imdadul Haq Milon, among others, were present at the discussion.

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