State: Say no to drugs

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The National, Tuesday March 4th, 2014

 THE Government plans to introduce legislation that will see drug cultivators, traffickers and consumers face up to 50 years imprisonment, an official says.

It also proposes to increase the sentence for home-brew producers and consumers to 25 years, according to National Narcotics Bureau education and awareness officer Lawrence Tau.

He told people in Abau district, Central, that the abuse of illegal drugs and home-brew had contributed in a big way to criminal activities and social problems.

A team comprising bureau officers and members of the Police National Drug Squad conducted an anti-drug awareness campaign and education programme in Abau district last week.