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Int’l Day against Drug Abuse, Illegal Trafficking being observed

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Health Desk-26 June, 2019: The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illegal Trafficking will be observed in the country as elsewhere in the world on Wednesday with a call to launch a united movement against the menace.

President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gave separate messages on the occasion, urging all concerned to work alongside the government to prevent drug abuse, reports BSS.

In his message, the president said the present government has adopted a zero tolerance policy against drug and its illicit trafficking and a large number of drug traders have already been brought under the law.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in her message, said the government has initiated many programs, including stringent execution of the anti-drug law, for protecting the country and its people from drug abuse and its trafficking.

The premier also said, “It is not possible to fight drug abuse and its illegal trafficking by a country or organization alone as it is an international problem. I think that united efforts at national and international level can help face this menace properly”.