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A group of young men smoke "brown sugar," a low quality form of heroin in Male, Maldives on March 17, 2009.  According to a Maldives-European Community partnership study, drug abuse is a serious problem in the Maldives, where three quarters of prison inmates are serving sentences of up to 25 years for drug abuse or trafficking. Critics contend that the Maldives' draconian drug laws are a contributing factor to the epidemic and do nothing to address the causes of drug abuse or rehabilitation.
A group of young men smoke "brown sugar," a low quality form of heroin in Male, Maldives on March 17, 2009. According to a Maldives-European Community partnership study, drug abuse is a serious problem in the Maldives, where three quarters of prison inmates are serving sentences of up to 25 years for drug abuse or trafficking. Critics contend that the Maldives' draconian drug laws are a contributing factor to the epidemic and do nothing to address the causes of drug abuse or...
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Date25 Mar 2011
LocationMalé Malé Maldives
 
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