Pharmacists Advocate Stiffer Penalties For Drug Trafficking



The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has called on the Federal Government to ensure stiffer punishment for perpetrators of drug trafficking to curb the menace in the country.

Mr Jelili Kilani, Chairman of PSN FCT Branch, made the call in Abuja on Monday to mark International day of drug abuse and illicit trafficking.

The day is marked on June 26 annually by the United Nations and the 2017 theme is ‘Listen first’.

Kilani noted that listening to children and youths was the first step to help them grow healthy and safe.

Kilani, who is also the Assistant Director, Drug Information Services and Pharmacovigilant Activities, National Hospital, identified drug trafficking as detrimental to health and society at large.

He said that drug trafficking was a global trade involving the cultivation, manufacturing, distribution and sales of substances, which were subject to…

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