Even though import purchase and consumption of alcohol is strictly regulated in Bangladesh, bars and clubs unexpectedly makes a profit of it. In the two-part series, The Daily Star’s reveals how profitable the liquor business has become through illegal trade.
In the first part of the series, The Daily Star looks into how clubs and bars find ways to obtain alcohol and avoid for instance the high tax on liquor. By going through sales figures as well as exploring the methods of how to avoid taxes, the team exposes how rooted the black market is.
The second part of the story outlines the authorities attempts to take some control of the black market. Instead the government winds up in court battles.
Read The Daily Star article to find out more about the black market that has put the Bangladeshi authorities in a legal limbo.