NZ’s drug issues fuelling problems in Pacific: Expert
Wellington: A Pacific research security group says New Zealand is pouring money into surveillance to fight drug smuggling in the region but is failing to support the people affected by the illegal trade. Even more concerning, says the managing director of Strategika Group Asia Pacific Jose Sousa-Santos, are the islanders stricken by addiction. Mr Sousa-Santos said by putting resources into law enforcement, New Zealand is addressing the threat but is not helping the islanders affected on the ground. “We are focusing on stopping the drugs coming through the Pacific,” he said.