Editor's Opinion: The misery of drug abuse
WHILE people want drugs, there will always be smugglers and dealers, trying to ensure they make dirty money from the misery of others.
Today's news on the stopping of a supply chain into our area is great and should be welcomed by all who wish to see an end to the horror that drug abuse brings both to individuals and families.
The fight must continue and will be backed by all – whatever can be done to make life more free of drugs is a good thing.
However, it is a sad fact that these ruthless suppliers will find other ways of feeding their illegal and expensive lifestyles.
It will not take long before they have found different routes to market – ensuring their wares have landed in the hands of dealers.
This is an international trade and is just worth so much money to so many – it shouldn't be, but unfortunately it is.
And it is those at the bottom of that supply chain who will continue to suffer – the addicts themselves, and their long-suffering families and loved ones. Once addicted, a person will do anything to get their required drug, leading to well-reported crime and destruction. And such crime and destruction will mean nothing to the selfish and greedy criminals who are making millions.
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