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MoI keen to protect youths from drugs

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 5: Assistant Undersecretary for Criminal Security Affairs at Ministry of Interior Major General Khalid Al-Dayeen affirmed the keenness of the ministry to eradicate drugs and protect youths from dangers and negative effects resultant from the use of drugs.

In a press statement issued by Ministry of Interior on Sunday, Major General Al-Dayeen said the Drugs Control General Department (DCGD) is committed to the national project represented by Kuwait’s national development plan to achieve social cohesion and ensure full adherence to international treaties and conventions on fighting drugs. He revealed that the DCGD, in the past year, managed to seize more that 367 kilograms of drugs including 11.73 kilograms of Chemical drug, 21.07 kilograms of marijuana, 7.928 kilograms of Shabu (methamphetamine), 321.929 kilograms of hashish, 4.949 kilograms of heroin, 400 grams of cocaine and 2.42 million narcotic pills.

Major General Al-Dayeen affirmed that the directives of Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah to all security sectors call for adoption of an advanced thought and scientific approach to combat crimes related to all types of drugs.

He highlighted the efforts exerted by the Criminal Security Sector in its battle against drugs, explaining that they are based on several axes that are integrated to achieve the desired results – protect the society from the dangers of drugs and confront drug smugglers and dealers who try to spread corruption and crime in the society. Major General Al-Dayeen stressed the need to work on suppressing those who are trying to introduce these toxins in the country, vowing to immunize the society against abuse and raise awareness in the society about the dangers of drugs.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud/Meshal Al-Sanousi Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies

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