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Cabo Delgado province drug prevention and control office is calling on Mozambican society to become involved in combating the production, trafficking and use of suruma (cannabis).
Director Tomé Madebe said that last year more than I,500 kg of suruma was seized in Cabo Delgado, a situation that worries the provincial drug control office, and that societal engagement could remove Cabo Delgado from the list of top suruma-producing provinces in the country, after Manica, Tete and Niassa.
Madebe says that, in order to reverse the situation, the cabinet is carrying out awareness-raising campaigns and talks in the community involving religious leaders and influential people, as well as the distribution of anti-drug posters targeting the young.
He added that suruma production, trafficking and consumption in Cabo Delgado is particularly worrying in the Pemba, Chiúre, Nangade, Meluco, Palma, Anchabe, Mueda, Balama and Montepuez districts, where twenty-five Individuals were arrested last year, twelve of whom have been tried and convicted.