Chumsai community rallies against drugs

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Central Pattaya’s Chumsai community joined city officials, local police and students to rally against illegal drug use.

Deputy Mayor Wutisak Rermkitkarn joined with Chumsai community President Jeerawat Plukjai, officers from the Pattaya, Banglamung, and Najomtien police stations, and representatives from Pattaya schools No. 5 and 10 to work on the anti-drug program Nov. 27.

The year-old program built upon National Command Center for Drugs guidelines is aimed at building community strength to battle local drug problems.

Deputy Mayor Wutisak Rermkitkarn presides over the rally against illegal drug use in Chumsai community.Deputy Mayor Wutisak Rermkitkarn presides over the rally against illegal drug use in Chumsai community.

Jeerawat said that Chumsai has become a strong community and it has long cooperated with the city in solving drug problems. The community committee also spent money from the Mother of the Land Fund of HM the Queen in solving drug problems.

The majority of drug users in Chumsai community are tourists, non-registered residents or runaway drug suspects from other areas, the community chief claimed. If people in the community strictly help monitor and work closely with officers it will be difficult for a problem to occur and drug dealers will not dare stay in the area, he asserted.