Drug peddlers are using innovative techniques every day to bring different kinds of drugs, including phensidyl, yaba, heroin, alcohol, marijuana, through different belt areas across the Comilla district.
Like other belt areas of different districts, huge quantity of drugs is entering in the country through the Comilla belt every day.
Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), Department of Narcotics Control, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and police are working to check drug smuggling in different belt areas.
BGB-10 of Comilla belt is using dog squad at the border areas to combat drug smuggling. The three trained dogs are working to nab the drug peddlers.
The strategy of drug smuggling is changing repeatedly. Drug peddlers hide varieties of drugs inside the seasonal fruits, including watermelon, jackfruit, green gourd and pumpkin, to bring it through district bordering areas.
Drug peddlers use sweet and saree packets, school bags, gift boxes, milk pots, water pots, water cans to bring drugs. These drugs are being brought from India by CNG-run auto-rickshaw, Taxi, under the small carriage engine, under the motorcycle seat and under the vehicle box of the vehicles and truck and bus driver seat.
Different types of drugs are spreading across the country in various ways. Drug peddlers also use long bamboo slit’s middle space to hide drugs like phensidyl, alcohol, whiskey, beer bottle.
Lt Colonel Khandaker Golam Sarwar of BGB-10 said that the drug peddlers are constantly adopting new strategies and we are also applying new strategies to curb drug smuggling.
"At present, we are working to prevent smuggling with the help of local people, members of civil society," the official added.