Mahathir on curbing illegal drugs: Protect PHL borders from smugglers, focus on supply side

Mahathir on curbing illegal drugs: Protect PHL borders from smugglers, focus on supply side

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who is currently for a two-day official visit in Manila, commented that it is better to focus on the “supply side” of illegal drugs and narcotics to assess the drug hazard in the Philippines.

Mahathir also counseled local authorities to execute stricter measures in guarding the borders to prevent the flow of illegal drugs.

“Drugs are produced in one place and transported to another places. We must be able to look at our borders well and we must have cooperation in terms of information so that we will know who is doing the wrong thing especially smuggling of drugs,” Mahathir told in an interview last Friday.

The Malaysian leader added, “If we limit smuggling, we will solve half of the problem.”

Duterte vowed that his anti-narcotics campaign be stricter until his term ends. President Duterte currently holds an all-out war against illegal drugs, which is criticized by local and international human rights groups.

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