BMA details policy to mitigate the risk of crime and drugs around schools

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BANGKOK – The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has detailed its policy to mitigate the risk of crime and drugs around schools by enhancing the safety of nearby businesses.

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Deputy Permanent Secretary to the BMA Wantanee Wattana said on Friday that the BMA will organize activities to raise awareness of drugs, inform pharmacies of risky ingredients, ensure security standards of dormitories, enforce laws related to the operating of entertainment venues and internet cafes, and prevent alcohol sales to minors.

She revealed that amphetamine remains the most commonly used narcotic, while children most often get persuaded to try drugs, by their own peers.