Synthetic Drug Seizures in India and Bangladesh

Law enforcement agencies in India seized 85,409 ampules of synthetic drugs in 2012 on the border between India and Bangladesh. In 2011, police seized 75.857 ampules from drug traffickers.

The synthetic drugs, or Amphetamine Type Stimulants, are considered to be “party” drugs such as ecstasy and speed and mainly used by younger adults.

Source:  “Smuggling of synthetic and ‘party’ drugs pose new challenge for India and Bangladesh,” Economic Times, October 4, 2012.