of Trafficking in
|East and South-Eastern Routes
|North and North Western routes
DruDrug Trafficking Route-Map in Bangladesh:
trafficking routes to Bangladesh, the vast forests and terrain
areas of hill tracts and the Bangladeshi, Myanmar and Thai Fishing
Trawlers are being safely used for trafficking heroin into
It is alleged that heroin produced in North Myanmar, Laos,
Thailand and India is generally trafficked into foreign countries
Madras and Mumbai routes of
India and through Thailand and Rangoon. But the International drug
barons and the Mafia network also find
as a safe and alternate trafficking routes when the Indian and
Myanmar routes become risky.
Bangladesh, with its longest
borders with India on 3 sides and with Myanmar to the northeast
has become very risky and vulnerable for drug trafficking and
It has been spread over from
urban areas to rural areas. The most frequently used drug is
heroin, thereafter, phensidyl (Codeine based cough syrup)
illegally transit from India and the third highest is cannabis.
Bangladesh have borders with India on its three sides except the
south, which stands on the Bay of Bangal. The three border routes
are as follows:
The western routes with India
are – Darshana,
Zibannagar of Chuadanga, Hili and Birol of Dinajpur and Moghulhat,
Aditmari, Durgapur, Fulbari, Nageshwari of Kurigram and Nawabgonj,
Rajshahi, Meherpur & Debhat and Kaligonj of Khulna and Benapole,
Chowgacha of Jessore.
are – Akhaura, Zhautala, Sadullahpur, Nawagaon, Singer bil, Col.
bazar, Gangasagar and Kasba of B.Baria, Bibirbazar, Chagalnaiya,
Maharajganj and Gutuma of Feni, Barkal and Baghaichari of
Rangamati, Chittagong, Teknaff of Cox’s Bazar, Dighinala, Panchari,
and Matiranga of Khagrachari.
are –Haluaghat(Telikhali/Karaitali/Surjyapur/ Bandarkata/
Munsirhat/ Munshipara) of Mymensing and Durgapur (Bijoypur and
Bhabani area) of Netrokona and Bangla Banda, Bhurungabari,
Jhenaigati, Sunamgonj, Tamabil.
On the otherside of Indian
borders, there are factories/industries of manufacturing codeine
based narcotics (with ‘Phensidyl’ as trade name) and are being
trafficked into Bangladesh, where BSF and BDR are guarding
borders on their respective sides.
Codeine – ‘A’ class narcotic
liquid has been trafficked into Bangladesh by bus, truck packed in
different baggages and luggages through the above border areas
in the trade name of phensidyl and also drugs are smuggled
into by ships, fishing trawlers and by airways. It seems that
Bangladesh has been increasingly used as a ‘transit country’ for
heroin shipments using Dhaka Airport and the seaport of Chittagong
Major International Drug Trafficking Routes:
> Bangkok-Singapore-Hong Kong>Japan->
Pacific route (air and sea) > USA-Canada-Australia.
> Bay of
Bengal-Bangladesh-India-Pakistan > Middle East > South and
South-Eastern Europe > Western Europe> USA>Canada. (Air, sea and
Bay of Bengal>India>Sri
Lanka > Middle East-Africa > USA>Canada (air and sea).
East>Mediterranean region > Europe>USA>Canada. (Air, sea and
> Bangladesh > Middle East > Indian Ocean>
> USA>Canada>Europe (air-sea-land).