Governor: Drugs Trafficking in South Kalimantan Worrying

BANJARMASIN, S Kalimantan: South Kalimantan Governor Sahbirin Noor said drug trafficking in this area is now increasingly worrisome and needs serious efforts from all components of society to combat it, AntaranewsKalsel reported.

According to the Governor, it needs massive efforts from all related parties to combat the circulation of illegal drugs, both in the community, workplace, schools, colleges, and others.

“The threat of drug abuse is getting worse, it could destroy the young generation as an asset of the nation,” he said in Banjarmasin on Monday.

In order to combat illegal drug trafficking, local governments together with all relevant parties, continue to work to build relationships with all components of society, also to form anti-drug volunteers throughout the community’s life.

“Some time ago, I also have inaugurated the Regional Board (DPW) of the University Anti-Drug Abuse Volunteer Alliance (Artipena) in the Hall of Rectorate of Lambung Mangkurat University (ULM) Banjarmasin,” he said.

Campus, added the Governor, is one component of society that is able to make a deterrent to the dangers of drug abuse.

“Higher education is one of the elements of society that is capable of preventing the dangers of drug abuse. Through continuous education from academic people, it is expected that the number of drug victims can be suppressed,” he said.

According to the Governor, all must move quickly make real efforts to combat drugs in accordance with their respective roles and professions.

“It is imperative for us to do prevention and combat all types and forms of drug abuse,” he said.

Previously, the Governor inaugurated Prof. Sutarto Hadi as the Chairman of the Regional Board (DPW) of Artipena for a period of 2017-2019.

Meanwhile, of Chairman of Artipena center, Prof Dr. Surya Hapsoro expressed his gratitude for the full support of the number one person in South Kalimantan H Sahbirin Noor as the local government in a joint effort to combat the dangers of drug abuse.

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