Narcotic expert wants government target traffickers not consumers

Former head of Ghana’s “Narcotics Control Board” or NACOB, Akrasi Sarpong, says policy makers should focus more on traffickers and producers not end users if they must succeed in the fight against drug trafficking in the sub-region.

Mr. Sarpong called on governments to decriminalize addiction and treat it as a Public health issue.

The Ghanaian narcotic expert is in Liberia to form part of a round table discussion to change some policies on narcotic drugs.

He said drug enforcers should stop pursuing and arresting end users because, according to him, it will yield no result.

Sarpong made the remarks minutes following a meeting with Officials of Liberia’s Drug Enforcement Agency.

By Aaron Kubahn

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