Sunday, August 06, 2006

Drug abuse on upswing in Zambia

The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) of Zambia said in Luskak Thursday that the commission has intercepted 70 tons of cannabis this year. DEC public relations and press liaison officer Rosten Chulu said that the amount of drugs confiscated demonstrates the gravity of drug abuse in the country. It is of great concern to the nation that people have continued to cultivate and consumer prohibited drugs, he said. He said that efforts are now being made to set up rehabilitation centers in a bid to reform those addicted to drugs. Chulu said that the rehabilitation centers are key if the consumption of drugs is to be mitigated. The DEC has embarked on a sensitization drive in schools and other institutions of learning to curb the growing trend of drug abuse in the country, he said.

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