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Jointly Combatting against narcotics and drug abuses

A few years have passed since the implementation of death penalty to the grant convicts of hazardous narcotics and drugs. But such extraordinary crime does not stop at all. In its report, the National Narcotics Agency -BNN also mentioned that there has been high increase of narcotics and drug cases handled over the last two years. On the one hand, this means that the phenomenon is like an iceberg in this illegal business. So, the vigorous eradication operations against drug trafficking come up one by one case that had been untouched by the law. On the other hand, the increase in the number of cases may be caused rampant drug trafficking which is increasingly becoming a lucrative business due to higher demand. In addition recently, various types of new drugs have emerged, that strongly suggests it is the way that this business is still running.

When someone was under strong pressure, he or she might easily consume the drugs to get rid of.  Initially, they might just try and try. But being addictive, the drugs made them addicted to. Then, the problem is drug-like virus that can easily infect healthy people. That’s why, the fight against drug abuse is not possible only by relying on law enforcement, including ad-hoc institution such as BNN. Like it or not, the success to combat against narcotics and drugs must involve all levels of society ranging from the smallest unit of the family. The role of the family is certainly very significant as it is believed to be the first watchdog in the preventive effort.

In a broader scope, drug-related crime is a common enemy of all countries. Each country certainly does not want their country harmed because of the illegal spread of drug uses. It is natural that some countries are expected to jointly combat against the narcotics and drugs. Let’s take for example; we should express highest appreciation to the law enforcement agency of Taiwan that swiftly disseminated information to Indonesian National Police -Polri on the delivery of drugs by Taiwanese citizens to Indonesia. Through the information, in March 2017, Polri was able to catch and to secure not only the sender, the goods to be smuggled, but also the recipient or the customer. Here, it can be understood that in combating against drug trafficking, Taiwan did not protect its citizens from the possibility of the death penalty in Indonesia. That is one of the commitments that should be demonstrated by any country. The impact may not be felt for some countries. But if the drug abuse occurs rampantly, anywhere in the world in the short time, the dangers of drugs will endanger everybody’s life.

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