Governor’s Message on International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

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 global community to campaign for addressing and fighting the global drug problem earnestly and incessantly.  To date, government agencies have been integrated all dimensions of overcoming and solving drug problem including interception, suppression, and treatment, and finally, the government can arrest drug dealers and seize a large number of drugs.  This also includes campaigns to protect children, youths, and the general public from the illicit use of narcotic drugs.  All these were done to achieve the target of being a drug-free society.

In any case, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) would like to thank all residents of Bangkok and officials from every agency who spare no effort in eradicating drug problem. People in villages and communities are the main forces in successfully solving drug problem. Therefore, public participation in prevention and solving of drug problem has been highlighted by creating safe environment to protect the younger generation from being involved with narcotic drugs and decreasing the number of drug users and drug addicts in villages and communities.  Driving mechanisms will be used at all levels ranging from provincial, district, sub-district to village and community under the concept of “SAVE ZONE, NO NEW FACE”. This aims to make all areas safe with no new drug users as the new generation of young people does not use drug and to make the society sustainably free from narcotic drugs.

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