Mosques in Bangkok participate in drug-free campaign

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BANGKOK, 25 May 2012 – Twenty-four mosques in Bangkok have participated in the drug-free campaign, focusing on drug eradication in communities near the mosques. 

Presiding over the drug-free mosque campaign, Bangkok Metropolitan Council (BMC) Chairman Suthichai Weerakulsunthorn said the campaign is aimed at raising awareness about narcotic drug situation in communities. Muslim leaders have urged to place importance on drug eradication in their respective areas.

The BMC said it is ready to cooperate with the Metropolitan Police Bureau to arrest drug dealers and treat drug addicts. Under the project, community leaders will work with BMC members from all 50 districts of Bangkok to tackle the chronic problem.