Drug smugglers should get death penalty: Umar Naseer

Former Home Minister Umar Naseer | Photo: Mihaaru

Malé, Maldives –  Former Home Minister, Umar Naseer, yesterday, stated that drug smugglers should get the death penalty.

Speaking at “SanguTv” Program last night, Umar stated that approximately 80% of drug issues in Maldives would be solved within 10 years, only if the island nation uses Singapore’s method against drugs; executing people over major drug offences.

Umar noted that unfortunately, this cannot be done in Maldives as the current two main political parties of Maldives, PPM and MDP, are against capital punishment. Despite this, Umar reaffirmed that drug smugglers should be given the death penalty or there is no other solution for that issue.

Very strong actions need to be taken against those who smuggle and sell drugs in the country.

Former Home Minister, Umar Naseer.

Along with this, Umar also stated that the people using drugs are victims of this and that the rehabilitation care they need must be done widely. This include of beginning rehabilitation within 24 hours for the people who are brought into Police custody.

Umar stated that so far, none of the Presidents of Maldives focused on solving the drug issues but instead, used those drug smugglers and sellers to stab or attack targets. While no politician was successful in finding a solution for this matter, former Home Minister Umar assured that he would successfully do it.

Umar Naseer is a leader of a political reform movement in Maldives named Dhivehi National Action (DNA) which was created to reshape the cultural and socioeconomic outlook and the current norms of the Maldives. Other leaders of DNA include notable politicians, businessmen and other highly notable people of the country such as former Foreign Minister Dhunya Maumoon, former Commissioner of Prisons Abdulla Munaz and former Captian of MNDF and current CEO of Happy Market, Ali Ihusan.

Umar Naseer earlier stated that DNA is a political reform movement which is an open political platform not limited to people of one political ideology and which is open for anyone who wants to reform the country for the better.