The National Authority for Combating Drugs (NACD) distributed a range of paraphernalia to the Anti-Drug Department and 25 provisional and municipal police stations to combat drug proliferation in the country.
The materials including 27 electronic scales, 15,000 drug testing devices and 1,000 posters and stickers promoting awareness on the risks of using narcotics, were handed to the relevant officials.
NACD secretary-general Meas Virith said yesterday that about 200 police officials participated at the handover ceremony which was held on August 24.
“The devices and materials will help facilitate the work of our police officials in implementing their anti-drug operations more effectively,” said Virith.
As part of the campaign, he said, posters were distributed to guesthouses, hotels and entertainment centres to educate guests and patrons not to commit crimes, such as trafficking and consuming drugs.
Virith also urged the authorities to strictly implement the law to stem the use of narcotics such as ecstasy and marijuana in entertainment outlets.
In an unrelated incident, the Anti-Drug Department revealed on Monday that 46 suspects were arrested for various offences – trafficking, possessing, cultivating and consuming narcotics.