Nasaka and BGB agree to fight cross-border drug smuggling

Maungdaw: The border security force of Burma Nasaka and the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) reportedly agreed to fight against the cross-border illegal drug trading in their commander-level meeting that was recently held in Burma.

The 12-member BGB team led by Lt. Col Khalequzzaman, the commander of 17 battallion of the BGB held a flag meeting with the 9-member Nasaka team led by Major Than Htike Aung, the commander of Nasaka area no. 3, on 5th of March in Taungbro in Maungdaw Township.

A BGB source said the Nasaka had agreed to help stop the smuggling of Yaba tablets and liquor from Burma into Bangladesh.

“Nasaka have agreed with us in the meeting especially to prevent Yaba and liquor that are illegally pouring into Bangladesh from Burma every day and night as well as the illegal immigration of Burmese people into our country”, said the source.

The source said that other bilateral issues between the two countries were also discussed in their meeting.

It is learnt that the border guard forces of the two countries will hold the flag-meeting again on 18 March in Cox’s Bazar, a border sea resort town in Bangladesh.