'We will strike with iron fist anyone who threatens our national security,' says King


Published: 2023-05-22 16:12

Last Updated: 2024-06-12 21:02

'We will strike with iron fist anyone who threatens our national security,' says King
'We will strike with iron fist anyone who threatens our national security,' says King

His Majesty King Abdullah II, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army, affirmed Monday full support for the Jordan Armed Forces - the Arab Army and the Anti-Narcotics Department, to enable them to confront local and regional drug gangs, and to strike with iron fist at anyone who threatens the national and regional security.

His Majesty stressed, during his visit to the Anti-Narcotics Department of the Public Security Directorate, that Jordan's armed forces and security services have always demonstrated high efficiency and ability in defending the country's security, and they continue to confront local and regional drug gangs.

His Majesty the King, in the presence of the Director of Public Security, Major General Obaidullah Al-Maaytah, praised the role played by the Jordan Armed Forces and security agencies in confronting the drug threat around the clock.

His Majesty praised the efforts made by the Anti-Narcotics Department to pursue all forms of drug-related crimes, appreciating its efforts in protecting society and its people from this scourge.

His Majesty directed the formulation of a comprehensive national preventive strategy involving all relevant authorities, aiming to spread a societal culture and awareness of drugs that contribute to the involvement of society in combating them and avoiding their devastating effects on society and the individual.

His Majesty watched a short video that showed the most important specific operations carried out by the administration, the duties and tasks assigned to it, and coordination mechanisms with the Jordan Armed Forces and relevant authorities, in addition to international coordination.

The King listened to a briefing by the Director of the Anti-Narcotics Department, Colonel Hassan Al-Qudah, on the administration's strategy (operational, preventive, and therapeutic), the preventive measures taken to reduce the danger of drugs, the most prominent criminal statistics, the quantities of drugs seized, and the numbers of those involved.

For his part, Major General Al-Maaytah affirmed that the Public Security Directorate continues to support the Anti-Narcotics Department with everything it needs and provides it with human and material capabilities, and provides it with the latest devices, equipment and technology so that it can continue to perform its mission in an optimal manner.