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Bali Governor Declares Island in a ‘Drug Emergency'

Pastika: Official Estimate of 62,457 Drug Abusers in Bali ‘Just the Tip of the Iceberg'


Bali News: Bali, narcotics, narcotic emergency, drug emergency, Made Mangku Pastika
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(8/13/2017)

Experts estimate that 2.02% of the people living in Bali, a number equal to 62,457 in 2016, are actively abusing drugs.

As reported by NusaBali, Bali’s Governor Made Mangku Pastika has declared that the Island of Bali is in a state of a narcotics emergency, with the reported number of drug abusers being “just the tip of the iceberg” and that the actual number of victims perhaps 3 or 4 times more than the reported number.

Speaking at a meeting on facilities to prevent the misuse of narcotics held at the House of Representatives on Monday, August 7, 2017, Governor Pastika said the abuse of drugs on Bali had now entered an emergency phase with drug abuse now affecting even remote villages.

To support the war on drugs, the Province is now considering local regulations to combat illicit narcotics use.


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