Tuesday, October 15

Drugs circulation to rise ahead of New Year

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BANJARMASIN, South Kalimantan: Circulation of narcotics and illicit drugs will likely increase in South Kalimantan before the turn of the year 2015-2016, AntaranewsKalsel reported.

“South Kalimantan is prone to circulation and smuggling of illicit goods types of drugs, due to the strategic location of the region, especially ahead of new year,” said Chief of the South Kalimantan National Narcotics Agency (BNNP) Commissioner Police Arnowo in Banjarmasin on Monday.

He said, BNNP constantly alert and focused in an effort to ward off the entry of drug from outside. It also keeps an eye on places considered vulnerable to the entry and circulation of drugs.

“We predict the illicit drug trafficking ahead of the new year is likely to increase. Therefore, BNNP keep increase performance, especially in terms of supervision,” he said.

Arnowo kept saying, strict supervision is done on all sides and do not forget to always coordinate with other provinces in the path of the border. The eradication of drug trafficking can not be done alone and must be together with other insitutions.

Currently the drug distribution can be through air port, sea and land borders with neighboring provinces. To prevent the entry of drugs through these pathways, BNNP has been working together with related agencies such as Customs, Balai POM (Food and Drug Monitoring Agency), Police, Angkasa Pura, IPC, seaports administration.

“We will continue to be vigilant against drug trafficking, especially new types of drugs not to enter this region, and take firm action against any perpetrators of drugs,” he said.