x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Dubai Police launch drug awareness programme for schools

A drug awareness programme targeting students in public and private schools has been launched by Dubai police's anti-drugs department.

A drug awareness programme targeting students in public and private schools has been launched by Dubai police's anti-drugs department.

Dr Juma Sultan Al Shamsi, from the department, said the awareness and prevention team spent a day at Al Diafa private school to educate students about the dangers of drugs, noting that dealers target students in the knowledge that some are unaware of the risks involved in drug use.

The awareness programme will feature lectures, videos, drug seizure statistics and information about the jail terms drug offenders face.

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