毒品接觸最小7歲 議員要求反毒作戰列為首要目標 | A 7-year-old drug addict? Taichung sets the fight against drugs as priority

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議員邱素貞等人憂心毒品犯罪年齡下降,要求市長盧秀燕將反毒作戰,列為施政首要目標。 (圖/柳榮俊攝2019.6.17) | City Council Member Chiu Su-jen revealed concern over the decreasing age of people affiliated with drug crimes. (NOWnews)

台中市107年共查獲5千餘人涉毒,毒品接觸年齡最小約7至8歲,毒品犯罪年齡下降,今(17)日舉行市政總質詢,民進黨市議員邱素貞等人憂心毒品犯罪年齡下降,嚴重戕害青少年身心,要求市長盧秀燕將反毒作戰,列為施政首要目標,並提出具體可行策略,掃蕩毒品犯罪。

TAIPEI (The China Post) – Over 5,000 people in Taichung were found possessing illegal substances last year, with the youngest of them being around seven to eight years old. During Taichung’s municipal general inquiry on June 17, Democratic Progressive Party City Council Member Chiu Su-jen expressed concern over the decreasing age of people affiliated with drug crimes. She emphasized that this trend would seriously hinder the welfare of youngsters and urged mayor Lu Shiow-yen to initiate a fight against drugs by implementing practical policies.

盧秀燕表示,毒品犯罪嚴重,已列為國安層級,目前市府正多方面防治中,積極防治毒品犯罪。議員們要求強化掃蕩,阻斷毒品進入校園,維護青少年身心健康。

Lu stated that since drug issues have gradually become more severe, the Taichung government already declared a matter of national security. They are currently taking measures to prevent drug crimes. Other city council members demanded the complete eradication of access to drugs in schools to protect the mental health of youngsters.

邱素貞指出,根據警政資料統計,台中市107年查獲涉毒人數,有5120人,年齡層以30-39歲最多,有1613人;其次,40-49歲有1269人;18-23歲有723人;至於17歲以下有90人,其中,6-11歲,有2人,12-17歲有88人。

Chiu pointed out that, according to data collected by local policemen, the Taichung City government has exposed 5,120 individuals in possession of drugs last year. The most notable part of the data was that 90 of them were underage.

108年至5月止,共查獲涉毒人數,有2057人,年齡層以30-39歲最多,有631人,其中17歲以下有29人。

Up until May 2019, 2,057 individuals who were caught for the same reason, 29 of which were underage.

邱素貞認為,重大刑案每次都和毒品脫不了關係。為了吸毒,鋌而走險,搶劫、強盜,甚至,只因向家人要不到錢買毒,憤而殺害至親,時有所聞。

Chiu believes that large-scale criminal activity almost always correlates with drug issues. In order to acquire drugs, addicts take to extreme measures by robbing people or even killing their family members when they are not provided with the money to purchase drugs.

教育局長楊振昇說,毒品犯罪預防從校園做起,包括老師、家長、學生都已陸續加強宣導,市府同時也全國創新將家長納入守門人機制,目前已培養90位家長至學校分享毒品防治觀念。

Taichung City’s Education Director Yang Chen-sheng said that prevention of drug crimes must start in schools. The government has spread even awareness among teachers, students, and even parents, who are included to be part of the gatekeeper mechanism. So far, 90 parents have been to numerous schools to promote the cause. ●