Police insist on arresting drug abusers even after court banned the law on drugs

While addressing the weekly media conference in Naguru, Kampala, the police also promised to continue cracking down on narcotics related-offences using the National Drug Policy and Authority Act, 1993.

the old law of the National Drug Authority was not affected and it is still in force.

According to police, cannabis is the most used drug, followed by cocaine and other soft drugs.

On May 5, the Constitutional Court annulled the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Control) Act, 2015 which prohibited the sale and use of several narcotic drugs in the country.

Dr Atwine said although the court nullified the law, it did not stop the ministry from going back to reactivate it in Parliament


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