Evil drug trade calls for harsh pun­ish­ments

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

LAST week I re­ceived my first copy of the West­ern Sub­urbs Weekly from a friend and I was very im­pressed by the pub­li­ca­tion and the con­tents.

I do not live in the area in which it is dis­trib­uted but I shall in fu­ture make sure my friend passes on her copies when we meet.

I did note one let­ter re­gard­ing the pris­on­ers on death row in Bali and the ef­forts to save their lives. How­ever, then I read in an­other news­pa­per of the grow­ing prob­lems we are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing with the syn­thetic drug “ice”.

It seems Perth is be­com­ing awash with this de­spi­ca­ble drug. I re­gard the pro­duc­ers and dis­tributers of this prod­uct as ur­ban ter­ror­ists.

It causes many deaths, bur­glar­ies and as­saults by Aus­tralians who have be­come ad­dicted.

I hear of par­ents who have chil­dren ad­dicted to “ice” and the prob­lems they suf­fer when the ad­dicts need money to fuel their un­con­trol­lable de­sire for the drug.

The prob­lem is hard to solve be­cause of the huge prof­its made by the deal­ers. Nev­er­the­less, it does ap­pear that the State must im­pose much harsher and se­ri­ous penal­ties for these evil peo­ple.

It is ob­vi­ous that prison sen­tences are not a de­ter­rent, so what is the an­swer… dare I say it?

How­ever, I do feel the ul­ti­mate penalty should be re-in­tro­duced.

It will not hap­pen, so I sup­pose more and more of our young will fall foul of “ice” and more peo­ple will be as­saulted and robbed so that this most evil mar­ket can con­tinue.

Richard Sims,

Wil­son.

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