Drug abuse costs SA billions

2012-03-21 14:32

Drug abuse was costing South Africa R20 billion a year, DA member of the provincial legislature Anthony Benadie said during his party’s Human Rights Day anti-drug march in Middelburg, Mpumalanga.

The DA demanded that an anti-drug unit be set up within the South African Police Service (SAPS) since the South African Narcotics Bureau (Sanab) had been closed.

“As with the closing of other SAPS specialised units, the closing of Sanab has had a devastating impact on the fight against drug trade and abuse across South Africa,” Benadie said today.

Drug use had affected every community as it had infiltrated every school, he said.

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