Government Policy

Comprehensive efforts stressed to prevent drug trafficking

RANGPUR High officials at a seminar have underscored

the need for engaging comprehensive efforts to prevent drug trafficking and

drug abuse through creating employments for people living in bordering areas.

They expressed the view at the seminar on 'Socio-economic development

through employment and rehabilitation in border areas to prevent drug

trafficking and abuse held at the North-West Regional Headquarters of Border

Guard Bangladesh (BGB) here on Wednesday afternoon.

BGB Regional Commander of North-West Region Brigadier General Benazir

Ahmed presided over the seminar organised by the North-West Regional

Headquarters of BGB.

High officials of BGB, divisional and district level officials of the

civil and police administrations, teachers and students of different

educational institutions participated in the seminar.

Rangpur Sector Commander of BGB Colonel Abu Zahid Siddique presented

keynote essay narrating source of drug, its spread and its detrimental impact

on the society and creating employment opportunities in the border areas.

Additional Director of the Narcotics Control Directorate Md. Masood

Hossain, Deputy Inspector General for Rangpur Range Police Devdas

Bhattacharya, Deputy Commissioner Md. Asib Ahsan and Commander Officer of the

51 BGB Battalion Lieutenant Colonel Muhammad Abu Isahaque took part on

subject-based discussions.

Vice-chancellor of Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University

Professor Dr. Muhammad Abul Kashem evaluated the seminar and forwarded

opinions on preventing smuggling of drug and its abuse to save the young


Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)