Gouripur (Mymensingh): International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was observed in a befitting manner on Saturday in Gouripur upazila of Mymensingh district under the theme “Share facts on drugs, save lives”.
To mark the day, different organizations like Craetive Association, Acecc Women Welfare Organization, Gouripur Reporters Club, drew up indoor programmes including discussions and meetings in Gouripur town and elsewhere.
On 26 June, every year International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is observed to spread awareness about the extreme cultural and economic harm the trade is still doing across the globe. It is necessary to strengthen global action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society of drug abuse, prominent persons said.
Hasan Maruf, UNO of Gouripur upazila said to the shomoybd.com, he achieved great success in preventing drug use, transportation and storage within a few days of joining there. Upazila Nirbahi Officer Hasan Maruf added that in collaboration with the Mymensingh Divisional Intelligence Office of the Drug Control Department and the 'B' Circle of the District Office arrested the local drug dealers and in just eight months, the mobile court conducted 16 successful raids, arrested 59 drug addicts and drug dealers and sentenced them. During the anti-drug campaign, no lobbying was done for the convicts and at the same time, the locals feel that these campaigns have been successful with the goodwill and cooperation of all.
June 26, 2021