The National Anti-Drugs Agency is an agency under the purview of The Ministry of Home Affairs that oversees drug related matters in Malaysia.
Being a leading agency in combating drug issues, we are committed in providing the best treatment and rehabilitation, prevention, enforcement and supervision for our clients. At the same time, NADA also plays a vital role in realizing the Government’s goal of Drug Free Malaysia.
Drug abuse and addiction had always been a global issue that impacted many peoples’ life negatively which includes Malaysia. This issue had escalated since the 1970s that had prompted Malaysia to declare drugs as the “Nation’s Number 1 Enemy” to this day.
FUNCTIONS AND ROLES
- To enforce, execute and authorize the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 except section 4,5,7, Subsection 9(1) (a), Section 11, Subsection 12 (1), Section 16 and 17;
- To enforce, execute, discharge and discharge the powers, duties and functions under the Drug Dependents (Treatment and Rehabilitation) Act 1983;
- To enforce, execute, discharge and discharge the powers, obligations and functions under the Dangerous Drugs (Special Preventive Measures) Act 1985;
- Enacting, administering, exercising and giving effect to the provisions under the Dangerous Drugs (Forfeiture of Property) Act 1988;
- To prevent drug abuse and to suppress the distribution of illegal drugs;
- To provide assistance, based on requests,to international counterparts relating to drug abuse cases under the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 2002 (Act 621);
- To educate the public to fight against drug abuse;
- To gain and encourage public support in fighting drug abuse;
- To advise Ministers on policies related to prevention and misuse of drugs, treatment and rehabilitation, special preventive measures and forfeiture of property; and
- To perform any other duties and obligations to combat drugs and other related matters.