New Delhi, Sept. 9 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said that drug problem is a serious threat to public health, safety and well-being of humanity.
“Our global society is facing serious consequences of drug abuse and it undermines the socio-economic and political stability and sustainable development. Besides, it also distorts the health and fabric of the society and it is considered to be the originator for petty offences as well as heinous crimes like smuggling of arms and ammunition and money laundering,” he said while addressing the inaugural session of sub-Regional Drug Focal point Meeting and Drug Demand Reduction Expert Group Consultation, South Asia organized by Narcotics Control Bureau here.
Singh further said that the involvement of various terrorist groups and syndicates in drug trafficking leads to threat to the national security and sovereignty of states by the way of Narco-terrorism.
The Home Minister said drug trafficking and abuse has continued its significant toll on valuable human lives and productive years of many person around the globe.
“With the growth and development of world economy, drug traffickers are also seamlessly trafficking various type of drugs from one corner to other ensuring the availability of the contrabands for vulnerable segment of the society who fall into the trap of drug peddlers and traffickers,” he added.
Singh further said that the government has also taken many steps in this field of demand drug reduction. (ANI)