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UAE: Dubai Police Takes Initiative to Spread Awareness on Drug Abuse Among Truck Drivers

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Staff Writer, TLR

Published on July 14, 2023, 17:41:00


Dubai Police, Awareness, Drug Abuse,  Truck Drivers

In a proactive initiative to raise awareness on drug use and their multifaceted impact in individuals and economy, the Dubai Police has taken an initiative to spread awareness among truck drivers. The Dubai Police Department held a security awareness lecture for truck drivers, addressing the psychological and physical risks of drug use. The presentation focused on the negative economic effects of trafficking dangerous substances, as well as local regulations that criminalise drug use and trafficking. The audience was also reminded of Article 43 of Federal Law No. 14, which provides that a person who abuses narcotics or psychotropic substances who voluntarily checks into an addiction treatment centre will not face criminal charges. Their spouse or a second-degree relative can also act on their behalf. The Dubai Police has also requested attendees to spread awareness among their circles.