The Yaba menace

Dhaka,  Thu,  24 August 2017
Published : 05 Aug 2017, 20:52:39
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The Yaba menace

EVERY other day we either read in the newspapers or watch on the TV seizure of contraband drug Yaba by the law enforcers. Yaba is small in size, but its impact is inconceivably destructive. Looking at its tiny size, one can hardly imagine the devastating effects it has on human health. The Department of Narcotics Control and members of the law enforcing agencies are trying hard to control the menace, but very little has been achieved so far and the Yaba menace is spreading like a deadly virus. We understand that it is very difficult to stop the illegal trade of Yaba as it is easy to carry from one place to another without raising any suspicion. Yaba enters Bangladesh through Myanmar border. A section of powerful people are involved in trading of Yaba. It is an odourless, bitter-tasting crystalline powder that is usually taken orally, or by needle as injection or inhaled through smoking. It affects the central nervous system of the user and is highly addictive. Yaba is a type of methamphetamine tablet, usually red in colour which can cause high blood pressure and body temperature, irregular heartbeats, hallucinations and brain strokes, and even death. It badly affects the central nervous system (CNS) by causing increased wakefulness and physical activity, decreased appetite, increased respiration, hypothermia, and euphoria. Hypothermia and convulsions may result in death. So mass awareness must be created against the addiction of deadly Yaba.

Akmal Hossain

Narayanganj

sohelhara@hotmail.com
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