Awareness in schools on illicit drugs

The National Narcotics Bureau of Papua New Guinea met with a number of schools in the nation’s capital recently to raise awareness on the harmful effects of marijuana and other illicit drugs.

Mathew Nelson and his team engaged with students and teachers of schools including Kila Kila Secondary School, Koki TVET and Sevese Morea Primary, to educate students on the negative impacts of drug abuse and trafficking.

Nelson said no one is immune from the devastating consequences of drug abuse and illicit trafficking.

After speaking with the students and teachers, he is sure that students have a fair idea of the consequences associated with abusing and trafficking marijuana and homebrew, especially among their peer groups.

Nelson said the rate of abuse of illicit substances, particularly marijuana and homebrew, have escalated at an alarming rate in the recent year.

Salome Vincent