The production of deadly yaba tablets continues unabated even after the government has banned the import of its key ingredient. The government banned pseudoephedrine, the main ingredient of yaba tablets since February last year, yet the tablet is being manufactured secretly using local methods. Since the ingredient is used in the manufacturing of other medicines, drug dealers are collecting it from these medicines to produce yaba. Suu Kyi retorted that the ingredient of producing yaba was available in Bangladesh, said an official of the home ministry. Myanmar always tries to say that yaba tablets were smuggled from Bangladesh instead of their country.”He said Bangladesh handed over a list of 40 yaba manufacturing factories located in the border areas of Myanmar.
Source: Dhaka Tribune March 17, 2018 19:07 UTC