Muawad Mustafa Rashid
The Sudanese Anti-Drug General Directorate has revealed an invisible war run by an international mafia that has found new markets in Sudan.
The mafia works according to precise planning, targeting youth.
The Anti-drug General Directorate warned against the aggravation of the phenomenon of narcotic spread, calling on all community sectors to coordinate in order to curb this phenomenon considering it is one of the real threats facing the Sudanese society through targeting its youth.
The international community admits that despite the great efforts exerted, the issue is still aggravating due to legal, health, and globalization challenges ahead.
The media plays a crucial role in awareness and building a healthy society.
It is good that the Anti-Drug Directorate is planning to adapt a workshop on drug issues in coordination with Sudanese Journalists Union and the National Press and Printing Council.
In this regard I recall the directive issued some time ago by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, in which all the working staff in Saudi Arabia would be subject to medical checks every two months to detect the rate of narcotics in the body.
The directive stipulates that anyone who is found to have narcotics in their blood will be fired from their position and will never be appointed again in any governmental institution.
I believe such decisive resolutions represent the real war against narcotics and its derivatives.
It represents a successful step towards an effective treatment for drug addicts.
I hope that our concerned parties will work out a plan to apply such a decision which serves the community and contributes in bringing out the drug addicts from deadly pitfalls.
When applying the decision, it is definite that all the employers who use drugs will reconsider their choices to avoid losing their jobs.
At the same time, the decision will make employees and workers concentrate more on their work and increase productivity.
In Sudan we are suffering from the phenomenon considering that the drugs here represent a scary ‘bogeyman’ which destroys the minds of our youth, and leads to the spread of all kinds of crimes.
On the other hand, Sudan is a crossing for illegal migration and human trafficking due to its vast borders with other neighbouring countries, making it difficult to control smugglers and those who promote contraband.
There is nothing wrong from benefiting from the experiences of other countries as long as they are useful, whether in the war against narcotics or other applications which contribute to development in various fields.