Felda settlements identified as drug hotspots


Modified 9 Feb 2019, 8:32 am

Felda settlements, People’s Housing Programme (PPR) areas and fishing villages have been identified as high-risk areas for drug abuse activities, according to National Anti-Drugs Agency (AADK) director-general Zulkifli Abdullah.

Zulkifli said efforts to educate community leaders in these areas were being actively carried out under the 'Combat Drugs All Out' campaign.

‘’This is to enable them to identify the problems and impart knowledge in terms of counselling and rehabilitation,’’ he told reporters after an Anti-Drug Premier Tour Programme at the AADK headquarters in Kajang today.

AADK previously said that there are 178 drug activity high-risk areas nationwide.

Zulkifli also noted that there is a need for AADK to formulate a new education and prevention programme module to ensure youth including school students stay away from drugs.

Statistics showed that, from 2014 until last year, 3.2 percent, or 3,700 cases, of the 115,000 drug cases detected involved youths, aged between 13 and 18.

- Bernama

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