A south Asian country bordering India and Myanmar, Bangladesh is the seventh most populous country in the world, and has suffered many of the problems common to population-dense countries, including poverty and political turmoil. Identified by Goldman Sachs as one of the world's “Next Eleven” economies—the countries poised to become major economic players as they outgrow the problems that have held them back—Bangladesh has made great strides in the 21st century in economic growth and improvements to the population's quality of life. At the same time, drug abuse, addiction, and trafficking have become serious issues.

The 1990 Narcotics Control Act

Bangladesh's approach to drug problems, which have been endemic throughout south and southeast Asia, has been a modern one. In 1990 the Narcotics Control Act (NCA) ...

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