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Kuwait lashes out at allowing drugs
April 20, 2016, 11:09 am

The State of Kuwait has expressed concern at some states' decision to legally allow narcotics saying the step threatens countries' stability.

Interior Undersecretary Lieutenant General Suleiman Al-Fahad, addressing a special session of the UN General Assembly, said mushrooming cyber networks and criminal gangs have boosted drug trade, trafficking and money laundering.

Serious international will is required to cope with such phenomena, he said, noting states need to boost cooperation to combat such illegal acts and crimes. The Kuwaiti official warned spread of narcotics would undermine nations' economic development, their stability and the rule of law.

For its part, he added, the State of Kuwait has already mapped out a full-scale strategy, according to international standards, to combat narcotics. The State has special programs, rehabilitation centers and hospitals, to treat the addicted and help them re-integrate as ordinary citizens into the Kuwaiti society.

Kuwait Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center, the Undersecretary has elaborated, promotes anti-drugs awareness, holds seminars and activities for that purpose.

In conclusion, Undersecretary Al-Fahad, drew the world attention to the fact that spread of narcotics is linked to soaring violence and terrorism globally. 

Source: KUNA

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