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Drug combatting needs comprehensive national efforts, minister

[4/13/2016 5:43:36 PM]

AMMONNEWS - The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) stressed in a recent report that Jordan is used as a transit country for drugs, and that the government's efforts to fight this phenomenon are going according to comprehensive and strategic plans, and take into consideration issues related to drug trafficking, addiction and promotion.

Commenting on the report, Interior Minister Salamah Hammad said that ministry is working with its security agencies around the clock to eradicate this phenomenon that requires integrated and comprehensive national efforts by all concerned official and non official parties as well as awareness campaigns at mosques, schools, universities and civil society institutions.

"The current situation in the region and at the borders with a number of neighboring countries, and the inability of some countries to control their borders, in addition to Jordan's hosting of different nationalities and refugees from various cultural and social backgrounds, led to more efforts this year to fight drug trafficking compared to last year," the minister added.

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