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Combined efforts stressed to combat drug trafficking

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Health Desk: 03 January 2018: Speakers at a post-rally discussion in Rajshahi on Tuesday opined that a united effort has become an urgent need to combat illicit trafficking of drugs along with its trading and abusing to protect people and the young generation in particular, reports BSS.

They said 80 percent of the drug addicts belong to the age group of 15 to 30 in the country. So, there is no alternative to adopt measures of combating addiction of drugs.

They made this observation while launching a month-long special anti-drugs campaign at the conference hall of Deputy Commissioner in the district.

District Administration and local office of the Department of Narcotics and Drugs Control organized the event.

Commissioner of Rajshahi division Nur-Ur-Rahman and Additional Commissioner of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police Md Sarder Tamij Uddin Ahmed addressed the discussion as chief guest and special guests respectively with Additional Director of Department of Drugs Control Mujibur Rahman Patwari in the chair.

Superintendent of Police Muazzem Hossain Bhuiyan, Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) of Rajshahi Md Salahudd, Civil Surgeon Dr Sanjit Kumar Shaha and Deputy Director of Department of Drugs Control Lutfor Rahman Patwari also spoke among others on the occasion.