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Bangladesh drugs gangs exploit Rohingya refugees

Prices for meth-based 'Yaba' pills have plunged, fueling greater use

Rohingya refugee children playing at the Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.   © Reuters

DHAKA -- The influx of Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh in recent years has resulted in a dramatic fall of more than 50% in the price of a popular methamphetamine-based drug known as Yaba, meaning that the pill, previously taken only in elite circles, has become widely available.

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