In an online open awareness seminar on the risks and hazards of drugs yesterday, Lieutenant Abdullah Qasim, Officer of the Media and Awareness Section at the Department, talked about the risks that drugs cause to the individual and society, and the types of medicines and medical drugs that are prohibited to be brought into the country or used without approved prescriptions. He urged the public not to carry the belongings of others while travelling to Qatar without checking their contents to avoid legal accountability.
The seminar was organised by the Department of International Studies and Affairs of the General Directorate of Drug Enforcement, in cooperation with the Public Relations Department of the Ministry of Interior.
Lieutenant Abdullah Qasim, presented the topic as part of the Directorate’s endeavour to raise awareness of all community members about the harms and dangers of drugs.
The webinar began by an introduction to the General Directorate of Drug Enforcement, as it is the authority concerned with implementing the operations of controlling and combating various drug crimes that occur in violation of Law No. (9) of 1987 and its amendments regarding drug control as well as explained the work strategy pursued by the Department that is based on reducing the illicit supply and demand for dangerous materials and psychotropic substances.
Lt. Abdullah Qasim also pointed to some of the functions of the General Directorate of Drug Enforcement, such as preventing, and controlling drug crimes and psychotropic substances, receiving reports and complaints, gathering evidence, carrying out investigations, and cooperating with other relevant departments to reach the perpetrators in preparation for bringing them to trial.
The Directorate’s functions include combating and controlling the crimes of cross-border smuggling through the air, sea and land ports in coordination with the concerned authorities, and combating and controlling the cultivation of narcotic plants or their promotion inside the country.
Source and images: MOI
There are multiple advertising possibilities with the ILQ network, drop us an e-mail at [email protected] for inquiries!
If you have anything you want to share with us, send us an e-mail at [email protected]!
Want to send a tip? Drop us an e-mail at [email protected], anonymity is guaranteed!
You have successfully registered your account!Please confirm your e-mail address by clicking on the URL sent to you.The e-mail usually arrives in 5-10 minutes.
Salam! Welcome to our brand new site! Looking good huh?
We’ve got loads of cool new features and to help make sure your account is secure, you’ll need to reset your password the first time you log in.
New to ILQ? What are you waiting for? Sign up!
How ajeeb was that!? Thanks for contributing to our community! Your post will appear after we take a quick look!