The latest arrest of a Malawian lady with 8.5 kg of cocaine at Dhaka's Shahjalal Worldwide Airport has reignited hypothesis about Bangladesh's position as a possible transit route for drug smuggling.
Officers of the Division of Narcotics Management (DNC) affirm that using cocaine shouldn’t be prevalent in Bangladesh and that Malawi, the nation of the lady, shouldn’t be a recognized producer of cocaine.
I imagine this incident was an try to smuggle medicine into one other nation.
Traditionally, cocaine shipments intercepted in Bangladesh have originated from South America, en path to European and North American markets.
The girl, 35-year-old Nomthandazo Towera Soko, arrived in Dhaka on a Qatar Airways flight from Africa.
She was arrested earlier than she may test right into a resort in Dhaka, based on the DNC's Tanveer Mumtaz. The seizure is seemingly the most important in Bangladesh, with the cocaine valued at round Tk 1 billion.
Coinciding with the arrest of Soko, a Tanzanian named Mohammedi Ali was caught with 200 grams of cocaine in a resort in Dhaka.
Mojibur Rahman Patwari, extra director of the DNC in Dhaka, stated earlier cocaine seizures in Bangladesh have been primarily aimed toward smuggling to Europe. Investigations are ongoing to find out Soko's supposed vacation spot for the drug.
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