Maungdaw, Arakan State: The military junta again barred the repair of religious buildings in Maungdaw on December 15, according to a local who requested anonymity.
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Maungdaw, Arakan State: Members of the Rohingya community living in northern Arakan State are facing difficulties in running their cottage industries in the rural areas of Maungdaw, said the owner of a rice mill in Maungdaw.
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Ukhiya, Cox’s Bazaar: A police officer at Kutupalong Refugee Camp has been collecting tolls from small shops and harassing the unregistered refugees of an adjacent makeshift camp since December 15, said a shopkeeper from the camp.
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Ukhiya, Cox’s Bazaar: Two Bangladeshi women were arrested by the Border Guards of Bangladesh (BGB) for being in possession of a large number of Yaba methamphetamine pills at the border area on December 28, said a local resident from Ukhiya.
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Chittagong, Bangladesh: Yaba methamphetamine tablets, often used as an aphrodisiac in Bangladesh, continue to be increasingly popular among drug users, despite the efforts of law enforcement agencies to curb the dangers of the narcotics trade, according to intelligence agencies of Bangladesh.
Read more: Use, trade, and production of Yaba increasing in Bangladesh