Police launch anti-drug awareness campaigns in Fujairah

Police say that anyone caught importing drugs will face harsh penalties. However, any addict who came to officers of their own volition would face no legal action.

?Possession of the smallest amount of illegal drugs is punishable by a minimum of four years? imprisonment, but drug addicts who voluntarily report themselves to us will not face any legal action. Instead, we will help them overcome their condition,? said Maj Al Hassani.

?We are also in the process of creating a short film on how drug abuse and addiction can develop and how it will impact personality, relationships, society, health and other life aspects.

International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking has been held each June 26 since 1988 to raise awareness of the major problems that illicit drugs represent to society. It is supported by individuals, communities and organisations from across the globe.