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600bn spent on drugs every year
Dhaka, 9 June, Abnews: Member of the National Narcotics Control Board Dr Arup Ratan Choudhury has said around 70 lakh people in Bangladesh are drug addicts and they are spending Tk 600,00 crore (600 billion) on drugs in every year.
He disclosed the estimate at a roundtable discussion titled ‘Anti-drug Operation and Reality’ organized by Bangladesh Pratidin at the conference room of East West Media Group Limited in the capital's Bashudhara residential area on  Saturday.
Home Ministry Secretary Farid Uddin Ahmed, Cultural Affairs Ministry Secretary Nasir Uddin Ahmed, BSMMU Professor Dr ABM Abdullah, actor Zayed Khan, Bangladesh Pratidin Editor Naem Nizam, Daily Sun Editor Enamul Hoque Chowdhury and Kaler Kantho Editor Imdadul Haq Milon, among others, were present at the discussion.
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