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Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

Jun 25, 2013, 11:21 AM

The issue of drug abuse and illicit trafficking has become a serious global problem nowadays.

It, therefore, requires a serious commitment and determination by all states and non state actors to strengthen action and cooperation, in order to achieve the goal of an international society free from drug abuse and trafficking.

It also requires the implementation of effective anti-drug legislations and a policy to curb the menace. Illicit drugs continue to pose a health hazard to humanity, while those engaged in drug trafficking are said to be getting wealthier day by day.

The world’s drug problem continues to constitute a serious threat to public health, the safety and well-being of humanity, in particular young people, the national security and sovereignty of states, and undermines socio-economic and political stability and sustainable development.

As the world prepares to commemorate the 2013 international drug and illicit trafficking day tomorrow, on the theme: “Make health your ‘new high’ in life, not drugs”, we call on all and sundry to play a role in promoting health in our society by saying a definitive “No to drugs!”

As a country, we also need to intensify our campaign against drugs, and to ensure the maximum implementation of our anti drug laws in order to succeed in our fight.

The general public must continue to cooperate and collaborate with the NDEA in order to make the country a drug-free nation.