anti-narcotic drives

June 24, 2018
June 24, 2018

'Law enforcers don’t kill willingly in anti-narcotic drives'

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal in the parliament says law enforcement agencies don’t kill anyone willingly in anti-narcotics drives.

June 9, 2018
June 9, 2018

Anti-Drug Raids: Three more killed in 'gunfights'

Three more alleged drug peddlers were killed in “gunfights” in Rangpur, Thakurgaon and Dinajpur districts early yesterday amid the ongoing nationwide anti-narcotics drive.

June 3, 2018
June 3, 2018

Star blocked, unblocked

The Daily Star website, which had been blocked since Friday night, was unblocked after around 18 hours yesterday, following instructions from Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC).

June 3, 2018
June 3, 2018

Yaba 'Godfathers': Out of Teknaf, into safety

Lawmaker Abdur Rahman Bodi went to Saudi Arabia, his cousin Mong Mong Sen fled to Myanmar, while his other family members whose names appeared in multiple intelligence reports as yaba godfathers left Teknaf, according to locals and law enforcement sources.

June 2, 2018
June 2, 2018

Magistrate to probe councillor Akram’s death: Minister

A magistrate will probe the death of slain Teknaf municipality councillor Akramul Haque, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal says.

June 2, 2018
June 2, 2018

Akram 'Killing': Ominous for human rights

The alleged murder of Teknaf municipality councillor Akramul Haque rang an ominous bell for the country's human rights situation, human rights defenders and activists said yesterday.

June 1, 2018
June 1, 2018

TIB demands judicial probe into 'shootouts'

Transparency International Bangladesh has expressed deep concern over the killing of more than 100 people in “gunfights” during the ongoing nationwide anti-narcotics drive.

June 1, 2018
June 1, 2018

How (not) to fight drug

We tried to be in touch with them to get to know how they react to the ongoing anti-drug drive. All of them have been yaba addicts for a long time. Their phones are switched off.

May 31, 2018
May 31, 2018

A lucky escape?

Police allegedly implicated a 60-year man, Samar Krishna Chowdhury, in two cases related to narcotics and arms recovery, after being influenced by a local expatriate man.

May 29, 2018
May 29, 2018

A war that might not go anywhere

We are talking about the body counts -- the deaths in “gunfights” in the current anti-drug war. After all, we are now witnessing the bloodiest anti-crime drive with death tolls already surpassing that of the Operation Clean Heart (57 deaths) or even the anti-militant drive after the Gulshan attack (80 deaths).