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BANGKOK, 21 June 2012 (NNT) – Over 300 children and youths participated in a walk rally in Bangkok to campaign against drug use.

The walk rally was launched as part of an anti-narcotic campaign by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) on the occasion of the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2012, which falls on 26th June. The event attracted over 300 participants, mostly children and youths.

Speaking at the launch of the campaign, Bangkok Governor M.R. Sukhumbhand Paribatra reported that over half of new drug addicts and felons in drug offences are children aged under 20, who have been drawn into the world of drugs mainly out of curiosity. The BMA, thus, aims to resolve drug issues in the capital by reducing the number of drugs users and new addicts.

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