Myanmar looks to adopt comprehensive drug abuse prevention policy

UNION Minister for Home Affairs Lt-Gen Kyaw Swe called for a comprehensive drug abuse prevention policy in the country while addressing a meeting of the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
In his address the Union minister, who is also the chairman of the CCDAC, said that illicit drug trafficking linked with organised crimes can cause detrimental effects to a country’s economic stability and has posed threat to peace and stability, security and sovereignty.
The Union minister added that the issue remains unresolved and becomes worse despite great strides in the fight against narcotic drugs by successive governments.
According to the Union minister, the government is planning to develop a comprehensive drug abuse prevention policy in accordance with recommendations adopted at the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on the world drug problem held in April.
Presentations of those present followed including a drug policy roadmap presented by CCDAC Secretary Chief of the Myanmar Police Force Police Maj-Gen Zaw Win.
Union Minister Lt-Gen Ye Aung, vice chairman of the CCDAC, made a supplementary report and the meeting came to an end with concluding remarks by the CCDAC chairman.—Myanmar News Agency

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