Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Another Update on Glue-Sniffing in Fiji

From The Fiji Times Online

Police say glue-sniffing is becoming more serious with 2-3 students apprehended daily by police. The youngest student caught was only 9 years old.

Fiji Police Force deputy director ASP Anare Masitabua says the problem is that there was no law against sniffing glue, even though the force was trying its best to enforce relevant legislation.

The seriousness of the problem, he said, forced police to form a committee under the national substance abuse advisory council to formulate an Act to enable users of glue to be charged. "The Act will make glue a controlled substance so there are certain provision so some people like shoe makers will be allowed to buy it. The legislation will vet who the substance is sold to and what will be required to have access to it," he said.

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