Index for combatting drug traffickers reached 45% in Q1: Report

DUBAI, — The UAE index for combatting drug traffickers and dealers reached 45 percent and 32 percent respectively during the first quarter of 2017, Lt. General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, Chairman of the Drug Combatting Council, revealed while chairing the council’s third meeting of the year on Wednesday at the Dubai Police Officers’ Club.

Lt. General Tamim noted the marked progress in the efforts to combat drug smuggling.

The meeting reviewed strategic performance indices for the Higher Committee for Combatting Drugs in the Ministry of Interior for the first quarter of the year.

The meeting witnessed discussions on a range of issues regarding treatment and rehabilitation of drug addicts, prevention strategy and the intelligent fingerprinting drug screening system.

He stressed the need to step up efforts in order to combat drugs and protect the youth from falling prey to drugs.

Formed by a ministerial resolution last year, the Council will oversee the implementation of the national anti-narcotics strategy, present its own policies, projects and initiatives, as well as revise and develop these policies and projects to achieve the vision and mission of the UAE government.

It will also oversee the implementation of the Political Declaration of the United Nations on combatting drugs and ensure that international treaties and agreements signed by the UAE are carried out.

Source: Emirates News Agency