Death penalty for yaba dealers

08 Oct,2018


The cabinet today approves the draft of a law, in principle, with a provision of death penalty for trading yaba.

According to the `Narcotics Control Act-2018', if yaba dealers are found with less than five grams of the drug, they can be sentenced to maximum 15 years in prison.

And if the yaba traders are found with more than five grams, the maximum punishment is death penalty. 

Cabinet Secretary Shafiul Alam today confirmed the matter to reporters at a press briefing after the weekly cabinet meeting.

The Department of Narcotics Control (DNC) has drafted the law.

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