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AFRICAN UNION PLANS TO LAUNCH WEBSITE TO FIGHT DRUG TRAFFICKING

The African Union plans to launch a web site to tackle illicit drug trafficking. The web-site contents will include such vital information as how to identify and destroy cannabis plantations. Surfers will get access to the latest publications and other news material that leads to either arresting or helping with investigations against drug pushers, money launderers and couriers.

The AU report titled ‘Mechanism for follow-up and reporting on the implementation of the revised plan of action on drug control in Africa (2000-2006)’ says information dissemination and networking is crucial to effect the continental plan. It will also help tackle the kind of money To help drug users and addicts lead a normal life, detoxification centres will be established for counseling and rehabilitation of the effected segment of the African society.

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