National Drug Take Back Day TODAY On Guam

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Guam- The U.S. Attorney’s Office and its partners are reminding the public of National Drug Take Back day, which happens Saturday, April 30 from 10 am to 2 pm.

U.S. Attorney Alicia Limtiaco says this event is a perfect opportunity to get rid of unwanted, unused or expired prescription drugs at various collection sites around the island. No questions will be asked. The drop off sites will be at the Micronesia Mall, the Agana Shopping Center, all senior citizen centers, Andersen Air Force Base and Naval Base Guam. Limtiaco says it is a preventative measure against drug abuse among young people.

“It allows our community to participate in an outreach that promotes health, safety and also brings awareness about the dangers of improper use of prescription drugs” said Limtiaco.

Meanwhile, Limtiaco says her office and the FBI held a 1 day human trafficking training workshop Friday. Officials from the Guam Police Department (GPD), the Attorney General’s Office, Sanctuary and other disciplines discussed various resources for victims and standards on federal human trafficking regulations. The U.S. Attorney adds it’s important to train officials throughout this region.

“We are looking at many training opportunities to Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands because it’s very important to equip all of our stakeholders with the knowledge they need to combat this very heinous crime” stated Limtiaco.

The next human trafficking workshop will be in Saipan on May 2-6.