Tsai calls for security net to help combat drug abuse

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2017-04-02

President Tsai Ing-wen says that the fight against drugs is one of the top priorities of

President’s Facebook post
This screen capture shows President Tsai’s Sunday Facebook post about drug prevention efforts.

her administration. She explained more about her perspective in a Facebook post on Sunday.

Recently there have been a number of high-profile drug busts in Taiwan. Authorities say that demonstrates the police force’s determination to crack down on drugs.

President Tsai said that her administration is approaching drug prevention not just from a public security perspective. She said that what’s needed is comprehensive policies and interagency cooperation to enact a system of prevention, education, and withdrawal treatment.

Tsai also called on the media to continue focusing attention on the issue. She said that the government needs to team up with the private sector in order to create a comprehensive social safety network to deal with the problem.    [FULL  STORY]

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