Historical

Yaba invasion -1: Hostage to Myanmar

It's called crazy medicine. Produced in Myanmar, the dangerous drug very easily crosses the border and reaches cities, towns and villages of Bangladesh through various channels -- sometimes in...

Yaba Invasion-2: An open affair with death

It was like wooing customers to have kebab and biriyani at popular Bihari restaurants. Only a few steps into the Camper Bazar, youths in small groups were looking for potential customers, holding...

Yaba Invasion-3: Living in DRUG ZONE

Millions are now addicted to the pink pills. They take it as stimulant and end up with organ damage and mental derangement. The Daily Star has prepared a three-part series on the invasion of yaba...

May 14, 2018
May 14, 2018

Yaba Invasion-3: Living in DRUG ZONE

Millions are now addicted to the pink pills. They take it as stimulant and end up with organ damage and mental derangement. The Daily Star has prepared a three-part series on the invasion of yaba...

May 13, 2018
May 13, 2018

Yaba Invasion-2: An open affair with death

It was like wooing customers to have kebab and biriyani at popular Bihari restaurants. Only a few steps into the Camper Bazar, youths in small groups were looking for potential customers, holding...

May 12, 2018
May 12, 2018

Yaba invasion -1: Hostage to Myanmar

It's called crazy medicine. Produced in Myanmar, the dangerous drug very easily crosses the border and reaches cities, towns and villages of Bangladesh through various channels -- sometimes in...

May 11, 2018
May 11, 2018

Watch out!

The figures are alarming. Every year, an estimated Tk 6,000 crore worth of yaba is sold in the country, which would come to 30 crore pieces of the drug. It is a back-of-the-envelope calculation....