MARAN: The Pahang Police have launched a drug jihad (struggle) programme in the state with priority given to Felda schemes, said state police chief, Datuk Abdul Jalil Hassan.
He said that other, than eradicating drug abuse, the programme was empowered to change the perception of society which often linked Felda schemes with drug addictions.
‘’All district police chiefs in Pahang have been ordered to collect information on areas which are often used as drug addiction dens especially in Felda areas for our action.
‘’We also hope the public can channel information on the locations or incidents suspected to be linked to drugs,’’ he said after launching the Pahang Police Contingent’s Amanita Housing Estate Adoption Ceremony at Taman Sri Keramat here today.
Amanita (Peace Lady) is a special unit set up under the National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS) to obtain information on criminal activities which were not reported in the communities. It aspired to turn housewives into friends of the police in the effort to reduce crimes in their neighbourhoods.
He also warned those quarters against using Pahang as the entry or transit points for drugs as the police would always be monitoring highways or federal roads in the state with the co-operation of the Bukit Aman Narcotic CID.
In addition, he said the co-operation also involved agencies such as the Royal Malaysian Customs Department and the National Anti-Drugs Agency Malaysia.
Commenting on the programme today, Abd Jalil said they targeted all districts in Pahang to have at least one Amanita Adopted Housing Estate, adding that Taman Sri Keramat was picked based on the goods ties of the residents with the police. — Bernama