Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Nightclub owners get tough on drug abuse

"Owners and managers of entertainment venues have a bounden duty to keep drugs out of their businesses," said She Zhenzhong, deputy general manager of Passion Disco & KTV, a well-known night spot in Beijing. She was speaking at a seminar held at the city's Municipal Centre of Detoxification and Rehabilitation yesterday. "Fighting against drugs is not only the police's duty, but also the responsibility of business operators," he said. She's opinion was shared by 160 owners and managers of Beijing entertainment venues who were participating in a special anti-drug training programme offered by the city's public security bureau yesterday. The programme, including seminars, classes and tours, helped participants increase awareness of the dangerous effects of new drugs like methamphetamine, ecstasy and cocaine.

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