Bangladesh arrests 22,000 in anti-drugs campaign
Bangladesh law enforcers have arrested 22,000 people since launching a crackdown on drug trafficking last month, said the country's Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal Monday, Xinhua reported.
He made the remarks at a press conference in capital Dhaka organized on the occasion of International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, which falls on Tuesday.
Kamal said law enforcers do not bring anyone to justice unless they are 100 percent sure.
Action is being taken against those people whose names are available on the lists of three intelligence agencies.
The minister, however, did not give total drug war casualties.
The casualties of the war on drugs continued to mount, with latest figures showing that about 160 alleged drug users and drug dealers have been killed since the campaign began earlier last month.