Law alone not sufficient to control drugs, militancy: IGP

06 Jan,2018


Dhaka, BdChronicle:

Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Hoque said on Saturday that it is not possible to control drugs and militancy only by applying law and filing cases.     

Speaking at a press conference on the occasion of police week in the police headquarters, IGP said, “We could not eliminate the drug and militancy entirely.”

He identified Yaba as the biggest drug menace these says. “Yaba is coming from neighboring countries through a long border stretching 90 to 100 kilometers. Thousands of fishermen travel every day by boat and some of them also carry Yaba in their stomach, along with vegetable supplies. It is not possible for us to stop it. But the police position about drugs is zero tolerance.”

IGP said that the police had conducted a lot of operations in the fight against drug-addiction, had shootouts with drug dealers in different places including Cox's Bazar, Narayanganj and Police.

“A total of 2, 87,254 cases have been filed against drug dealers in the last five years.  It is not possible to tackle this by applying law and filing case alone. The role of the family is important here. The police made a list of investors in the drug trade. This operation of the police will continue,” he added.   

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