UNODC provides protective items for frontline officers in drug-abuse control

A police officer (right) receives the protective items for frontline officers handed over by a UNODC representative.  Photo: MNA
A police officer (right) receives the protective items for frontline officers handed over by a UNODC representative.  Photo: MNA

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime has handed over 30,000 masks and 3,000 set of gloves to Myanmar’s Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC), the branch of the Myanmar Police Force, that is leading the country’s efforts to respond to illicit drug production and trafficking.
The outbreak of COVID-19 has created new challenges for CCDAC’s frontline officers, impeding their ability to operate at full capacity as concerns over officer safety have risen to the forefront, and that these protective items are aimed to mitigate the risks of infection and to continue drug control measures.
Myanmar is a key drug control partner for UNODC and Mekong MOU partners.—GNLM

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