Tapiwa Mufukwa |  1 month ago | local

ZRP Criminal Investigation Department, Drugs and Narcotic says the community should work with the police to eliminate distribution and use of drugs.

In an interview with Detective Assistant Inspector Tendai Muchengi during the Capitalk Drive show on Capitalk 100.4 FM recently, she said that everyone must do their part to end drug use, and also urged parents to protect their children from these substances.

Detective Muchengi said police have launched programmes aimed at eliminating drugs in society, such as “No to Crystal Meth”, and at the moment, several arrests have been made.

She said the police is working tirelessly to eradicate drug and substance abuse and the force has a number of supply reduction strategies that have been put in place to stop the continued supply of drugs.

Muchengi stated that some drug dealers are astute enough not to keep big quantities of drugs in the same location in order to prevent long-term jail sentences, and as the police, they have called for a holistic approach, as well as seeking help from the community to end drug and substance abuse.

She said that the police also collaborate with other parties, including the Ministry of Health and Child Care, non-governmental organizations in its fight against drugs, and they are also part of the Inter-ministerial Taskforce on drug and substance abuse.

Detective Muchengi said they also work with drug rehabilitation centers across the country in an effort to help and rehabilitate victims of drug and substance abuse.