The border conference between Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Myanmar Border Guard Police (BGP) ended on Thursday where both sides agreed to prevent transnational crimes and enhance border security.
Bangladesh has handed over a list of fugitive drug traders to Myanmar at the end of the border guard-level summit.
Both sides have agreed to curb drug smuggling, illegal arms trading, women and child trafficking as well as all other crimes by initiating joint-border patrol, increasing surveillance in bordering areas and continuous communication among field-level commanders of the two countries.
Additional Director General (operation and training) of BGB Brig Gen Mujibur Rahman briefed journalists about the outcome of the 4-day border conference at Pilkhana BGB headquarters here on Thursday morning.
The two sides also agreed to exchange information relating to border crimes immediately, he said after signing a Joint Record of Discussion (JRD).
Both sides expressed deep concern and anxieties over the drug smuggling, especially Yaba pills, he said.
Saying that the same drug-related problem was prevailing among their young generation, the Myanmar side agreed to continue their efforts to prevent Yaba smuggling.
BGB Additional Director General Brig Gen Md Anisur Rahman led the 15-member Bangladesh delegation, while 11-member Myanmar delegation was led by its Chief of Police General Staff Police Brigadier General Myo Than.