MOJ mulls tougher anti-drug efforts

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 03, 2017
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter

A rise in drug-related crime has led the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) to mull legal changes

Minister of Justice Chiu Tai-san yesterday replies to a query from a lawmaker during a question-and-answer session at the Legislative Yuan in Taipei. Photo: Wang Yi-sung, Taipei Times

that would require hospitality, service and entertainment businesses to report any illegal substance abuse on their premises, Minister of Justice Chiu Tai-san (邱太三) told lawmakers yesterday.

Chiu told a meeting of the legislature’s Judiciary and Organic Laws and Statutes Committee that he hoped a bill to amend the Narcotics Hazard Prevention Act (毒品危害防制條例) could be submitted and passed by the legislature next month, with new measures to combat drug abuse implemented by the end of the year.

Under the mooted amendment, “designated business sectors” would be required to place notices at their entrances warning against illegal drugs, post security staff at entrances, provide a list of staff on duty, and allocate responsibility for reporting drug use or other illegal activities to the police, Chiu said.    [FULL  STORY]

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