Dubai Police seek better drug control

DUBAI - Dubai Police have sought to tighten control over the entry into and sale of sensitive drugs in the country, Brigadier Khamis Mattar Al Mezainah, Director of the General Department for Criminal Investigation, has said.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Sun 24 Apr 2005, 11:05 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 7:06 PM

"Fighting drugs requires collaborative efforts of all institutions and not the police force alone," Brigadier Al Mezainah, told the opening ceremony of a training session on the control of volatile chemicals, hosted by the Dubai Police Academy on Friday.

He stressed the importance of government departments and non-government organisations shouldering the responsibility for increasing people's awareness about drug abuse.

Officials from different ministries and local departments in the country including Customs and Free Zone authorities, the Ministry of Health and the Anti-Drugs Section and the criminal laboratories, apart from 27 officials from Oman are attending the programme.

Major Ibrahim Dabal, Director of the Training and Rehabilitation Centre of Dubai Police, said that the session was aimed at preparing a mechanism for the control of the entry of volatile chemicals.

"The session will prepare joint plan for all departments to control volatile chemicals to help prevent their abuse by collecting sufficient information on the trade of these substances from local, international and detective sources, especially as forged customs documents are being used for their import," he said.

The session will discuss training activities and work plan of the Regional United Nations Bureau for Crime and Drugs Control that were reached in cooperation with the International Drugs Control Authority. Article No. 12 of the UN agreement of 1988 regarding the illegal trade in drugs and the modern means of control will also be discussed, he added.

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