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Eradicate drug abuse, drug trafficking through public strength

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The United Nations’ General Assembly held in 1987 adopted a resolution to set every 26th June as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
In line with this year’s motto: Share Facts on Drugs. Save Lives, all the people need to build the socio-economic lives with free from narcotic drugs with raising the awareness on danger of narcotic drugs.
At the ceremonies to mark the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, seized narcotic drugs and related accessories were incinerated in Yangon, Mandalay, Taunggyi, Lashio and Kutkai with attendance of diplomats and representatives from UN agencies.
Drug abuse, illegal production, trafficking and trading of accessories used in production of narcotic drugs harm health, social and economic affairs of the people while causing terrorism, arms smuggling, money laundering, illegal monetary flow, corruption, bribery, transactional crimes as well as undermining stability of the State, rule of law and development of the country.
Starting from 2013, the Tatmadaw and the Myanmar Police Force are joining hands in launching the special operations in the areas where problems of narcotic drugs happened. So far, they have performed 31 special operations of narcotic drug eradication with seizing a large volume of the narcotic drugs and related accessories.
Significantly, the Tatmadaw, the Myanmar Police Force and partner organizations conducted operations in 2020, arresting 19,994 suspects in 13,960 drug related cases, seizing narcotic drugs worth some K1,436.34 billion and confiscating K2,782 million as the State finance. Moreover, a total of 4,077 suspects were arrested in 2,833 drug related cases, seizing the drugs worth more than K380.712 billion and confiscating K190.2334 million as State finance up to 31 May 2021. It is noticeable that cases of drug abuse do not decline but it changes drug production, trafficking and abuse forms across the world.
Despite exercising various political systems, governments in successive eras have been combating the narcotic drugs as a common enemy of the country. But, some countries abuse the narcotic drug problem as a political tool. Whatever it may be, Myanmar decides to eradicate the narcotic drugs as national duty.

Myanmar, being a UN member country, actively participates in drug eradication tasks together with neighbouring countries, regional countries, ASEAN, BIMSTEC and Greater Mekong Sub-region countries.

Myanmar, being a UN member country, actively participates in drug eradication tasks together with neighbouring countries, regional countries, ASEAN, BIMSTEC and Greater Mekong Sub-region countries.

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