Bangladesh shares borders with India and Myanmar, which both continue to be engaged in fighting insurgents. The products of the insurgencies often end up in Bangladesh.
Today the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) views amphetamines and weapons smuggled in to Bangladesh from Myanmar as the biggest threats to the security of Bangladesh.
Whilst automatic weapons have rarely been used in Bangladesh by domestic terrorist groups to attack civilians or law enforcements agencies the effects of Yaba amphetamines are far more dangerous to society as a whole.
Yaba or “crazy pill” in Thai is mass produced across the border in Myanmar at purpose built drug factories in full collusion with corrupt security forces personnel in that country. They are then smuggled in to Bangladesh by a network of well organised narcotics trafficking groups who maintain a powerful presence on both sides of the border. The groups transport their products to