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Bangladesh Arrests 1,700 in Nationwide Anti-Drug Drive

Bangladesh has arrested 1,700 suspected drug traffickers in a major sweep as authorities try to curb a booming trade in methamphetamine along the country's borders. Police urged drug dealers to surrender their drug stashes -- most notably of "yaba", a popular street pill made up of caffeine and methamphetamine -- or face the full force of the law. Of those arrested in a little over a week, more than 1,400 had already been charged with drug trafficking by local...

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