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Crown Prince urges holistic strategy to combat drug trafficking, abuse

Prince Hussein says awareness plans should reach out to children, families and youth

By JT - Oct 16,2017 - Last updated at Oct 16,2017

HRH Crown Prince Hussein visits the Anti-Narcotics Department on Monday (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)

AMMAN — HRH Crown Prince Hussein on Monday stressed the importance of reassessing the programmes related to combatting narcotics, a Royal Court statement said.

During a meeting with top anti-narcotics officers at the Public Security Department (PSD), the Prince said that preventing drug consumption requires a holistic preventive strategy.

He noted the need to adopt plans that reach out to children, youth and families to enhance the awareness of drug hazards, in addition to utilising media and social media outlets to serve the goals of the endeavour.

The Crown Prince voiced appreciation for the efforts of Anti-Narcotics Department (AND) personnel in preventing drugs trafficking and abuse in the Kingdom.  

For his part, Interior Minister Ghaleb Zu’bi emphasised the AND’s role in combatting drug dealing and consuming in partnership with several relevant agencies.

He thanked the Prince for the visit to the AND as it would motivate the personnel to exert increasing efforts in the anti-narcotics drive.

PSD Director Maj. Gen. Ahmad Sarhan Faqih outlined efforts and preventive measures to curb narcotics.

Faqih noted that the PSD would continue providing the AND with cadres, funds, and technology to enable it to continuing performing its duties with the utmost efficiency.

AND Director Brig. Gen Anwar Tarawneh briefed the Prince on the measures taken by the department to combat narcotics including coordination with local and global paretners.

 

The briefing also included anti-smuggling efforts through controlling border crossings and airports. 

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