Ministry of Justice to endorse drug eradication strategy for 2015

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BANGKOK, 8 October 2014  A proposal covering drug eradication strategy for 2015 is set to be endorsed at a meeting between Justice Ministry officials and 27 related organizations today. Once approved, the plan will be assigned to responsible units for immediate implementation.

The meeting, to be chaired by Justice Minister General Paiboon Koomchaya, will also acknowledge the progress of drug prevention and suppression made during the past 4 months. According to the Justice Minister, the plan has both short and long term steps, and the urgent one will be executed during the last quarter of this year.

The drug eradication strategy for 2015 consists of 6 goals which are reducing the number of illegal drugs imported across the border, preventing drug sales, discouraging new users, curing drug addicts, monitoring any illegal activities along the northern border and integrating the prevention and suppression efforts with relevant agencies at all levels.