RAJSHAHI, Jan 2, 2018 (BSS)- Speakers at a post-rally discussion here opined that an united efforts has become an urgent need to combat illicit trafficking of drugs along with its trading and abusing to protect people and the young generation in particular.
They said 80 percent of the drug addicts belong to the age group of 15 to 30 in the country. So, there is no alternative to adopt measures of combating addiction of drugs.
They made this observation while launching a month-long special anti-drugs campaign at the conference hall of Deputy Commissioner in Rajshahi today. District Administration and local office of the Department of Narcotics and Drugs Control organized the event.
Commissioner of Rajshahi division Nur-Ur-Rahman and Additional Commissioner of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police Md Sarder Tamij Uddin Ahmed addressed the discussion as chief guest and special guests respectively with Additional Director of Department of Drugs Control Mujibur Rahman Patwari in the chair.
Superintendent of Police Muazzem Hossain Bhuiyan, Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) of Rajshahi Md Salahudd, Civil Surgeon Dr Sanjit Kumar Shaha and Deputy Director of Department of Drugs Control Lutfor Rahman Patwari also spoke.
Chief Guest Nur-Ur-Rahman said maladjustment, rising crime, health hazards, murder and suicide are the major consequences of abusing of drugs like heroin, phensidyl, ganja, pathedrine and tranquilizers.
He said the law enforcement agencies alone isn't capable to combat the social disease but community participation coupled with family and social contribution is very important to this end.
He said forging social resistance has become indispensable to uproot the crime as it's being adjudged as a grave concern in the society.
Sarder Tamij Uddin called for arranging trilateral meeting with the neighbouring countries so that India and Myanmar don't send drugs to Bangladesh as our country isn't producer of drugs but being used as consumer as a whole.
He said drugs- free society must be built at any cost to protect people particularly the young generation from deadly aggression of the drugs.
He urged the community people to extend their wholehearted cooperation towards law enforcing agencies with authentic information about the drugs traders and traffickers so that they could be brought to book.