On 26th June 2020, Pol. Gen. Aswin Kwanmuang, Governor of Bangkok, revealed that, as the United Nations’ General Assembly decided
to observe 26 June as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, Thailand, as a member of the United Nations, has made a commitment together with the global community to campaign for addressing and fighting the global drug problem earnestly and relentlessly. To date, government agencies have integrated all dimensions of overcoming and solving the drug problem, including interception, suppression, and treatment, and the government has been able to arrest drug dealers and seize large quantities of drugs. This also includes campaigns to protect children, youths, and the general public from the illicit use of narcotic drugs. All this has been done to achieve the target of making Thailand a drug-free society.
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) would like to thank all residents of Bangkok and officials from every agency who spare no effort in eradicating the drug problem. People in villages and communities are the main forces in successfully solving the drug problem.
Public participation in preventing and solving the drug problem has been highlighted by creating safe environments to protect the younger generation from being involved with narcotic drugs and reduce the number of drug users and drug addicts in villages and communities.
Driving mechanisms under the concept of “SAVE ZONE, NO NEW FACE" will be used at all levels, ranging from provincial, district and sub-district to village and community. The aim is to make all areas safe with no new drug users. That way, the new generation of young people will not use drugs and society will be sustainably free from the scourge of narcotic drugs.
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