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Monthly flag meeting held at Bangladesh-Burma border

A FLAG meeting was held on April 30th, between the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and The Burma border security force (Nasaka) at pillar number 46 on the Burma-Bangladesh border, according to a local elder named Kamal.

“The meeting has been held monthly at the border between the two countries’ security personnel –BGB and Nasaka- for exchanging and discussing various current border issues.”

Siraj, the BGB Commander of Asartali Out Post in Bandarban District, Bangladesh, led eight BGB personnel in the meeting while U Aye Sein led eight Nasaka personne, a BGB official source said.

BGB personnel returned some lost cattle which were found inside Bangladesh to Nasaka personnel after the meeting, the source said.

Sources also said that many Yaba tablets,  goods and drugs are being smuggled into Bangladesh from Burma through syndicates who live along the border. Bangladesh authorities have been trying to stop smuggling but they can’t.